Cartier-Bresson


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Cartier-Bresson

Henri . 1908--2004, French photographer
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Cartier-Bresson, who after all had ingested the theory of a double layer of meaning and reality from the Surrealists, who in turn derived their theory and program from the thought of Freud, functioned, as a photographer, on two interpenetrating levels of appearance.
Cartier-Bresson's extended travels drew from a broadening European interest in Asia following the Second World War.
Whether as a witness of Gandhi's India, a visitor to communist China orto Russia after Stalin, Henri Cartier-Bresson has never delivered a message, just a point of view on the way ordinary people become witnesses of history.
Thus the work of the great photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, he points out to me, depended on a couple of new bits of photographic kit--just as innovatory as the iPhone when they first appeared.
This experience resolved him never to go to war again and in 1947 he formed Magnum photos with colleagues including Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, becoming the agency's 'Africa correspondent'--another odyssey powerfully represented in this book.
With which art form is the name of Henri Cartier-Bresson associated?
Explicating a photograph by Cartier-Bresson, Dafoe's cop defines art's "decisive moment" as the instant when composition, form and content conspire to reveal some fundamental truth.
By then, he'd been making brilliant images for more than a half century and was widely regarded on a par with the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson. Like the late Cartier-Bresson (who stopped photographing seriously decades before his death in 2004), Berengo Gardin, who is still shooting, is known for his gritty black and white images.
Even the great Henri Cartier-Bresson said: "Not since Goya has anyone portrayed war like Philip Jones Griffiths."
"Henri Cartier-Bresson's Scrapbook: Photographs, 1932-1946" International Center of Photography.
Moreover, he often was the first to present photographs by many artists now considered the most creative and influential of their time, including Henri Cartier-Bresson and Lee Miller, to whom he gave their first solo exhibitions.