Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and conceived of photography as capturing a decisive moment. He is considered one of the major artists of the 20th century, he covered many of the world biggest events from the Spanish Civil War to the French uprisings in 1968.

Fascinating Images from the Past You Won’t Find in Any History Textbook

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and conceived of photography as capturing a decisive moment. He is considered one of the major artists of the 20th century, he covered many of the world biggest events from the Spanish Civil War to the French uprisings in 1968.

henri cartier-bresson. This image caught my eye straight away as I love the unique angle of the spiral staircase. It inspires me because I find the idea of up close and slowly fading away very interesting and will give me ideas and inspiration for my photography work.

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henri cartier-bresson. This image caught my eye straight away as I love the unique angle of the spiral staircase. It inspires me because I find the idea of up close and slowly fading away very interesting and will give me ideas and inspiration for my photography work.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Mercado do Bolhão, Porto, Portugal.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Mercado do Bolhão, Porto, Portugal.

10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography

10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography

The great Henri Cartier Bresson photographed this through a tiny crevice not being able to see through the viewfinder. That is pure luck.

Reflections

The great Henri Cartier Bresson photographed this through a tiny crevice not being able to see through the viewfinder. That is pure luck.

This image taken by Henri Cartier Bresson captures line from the left hand corner leading the eyes down the stairs to the movement by the person on the bike.

Cartier-Bresson: A master's black-and-white world

This image taken by Henri Cartier Bresson captures line from the left hand corner leading the eyes down the stairs to the movement by the person on the bike.

1960s in Paris, the mini skirt had arrived - not to everyones approval. Inspiration for our Monochrome Twist shoot in the June 16 issue.

Emotional Photography by Henri Cartier Bresson

1960s in Paris, the mini skirt had arrived - not to everyones approval. Inspiration for our Monochrome Twist shoot in the June 16 issue.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Painting the Eiffel Tower, 1953 - Howard Greenberg Gallery -- china.org.cn

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Painting the Eiffel Tower, 1953 - Howard Greenberg Gallery -- china.org.cn

Henri Cartier Bresson woman with umbrella (and dangerously-heeled shoes to make that leap!)

Henri Cartier Bresson woman with umbrella (and dangerously-heeled shoes to make that leap!)

✦(BLACK & WHITE G+)✦ – Henri Cartier Bresson

✦(BLACK & WHITE G+)✦ – Henri Cartier Bresson

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