HENRI CARTIER BRESSON BOOK
Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, - August 3, ) is perhaps the greatest photographer of the twentieth century. In a career spanning over sixty years. Within the canon of European photography books it would be difficult to find one more famous, revered and influential as Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive. Henri Cartier-Bresson: His archive of photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum. 1 Jan by Sir Ernst Gombrich.
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The Decisive Moment―originally called Images à la Sauvette― is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson's. Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid .. In , Cartier-Bresson published his book Images à la sauvette, whose English-language edition was titled The Decisive Moment, although the. The Decisive Moment—originally called Images à la Sauvette—is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson's best.
Cartier-Bresson continues to cast a long shadow in the public, if not the contemporary photographic, consciousness. I would go so far as to say that, for many people with a passing interest in photography, he almost single-handedly represents photography: For me, what is interesting about the republishing of The Decisive Moment is that it has happened too late.
The book is now a historical artefact. It cements an idea of photography that is no longer current but continues to exist as an unquestioned yardstick in the public eye: Colour and conceptualism may as well not have happened, so enduring is this model of photography outside the world of contemporary photography itself.
Henri Cartier-Bresson : The Decisive Moment
That Cartier-Bresson is historically important is not in question: From where we are now standing — and looking — these are the decisive moments in 20th-century photography, their iconoclastic ways of seeing and shaping photography as we now understand it. Can we really say that about The Decisive Moment?
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Retrieved August 8, He married Magnum photographer Martine Franck , thirty years younger than himself, in His parents supported him financially so Henri could pursue photography more freely than his contemporaries.