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Henri Cartier Bresson

Henri Cartier Bresson

France • Born in: 1908

​Master Artists

Criticizing Photographs

French artists

Henri Cartier-Bresson, born in 1908, was a French photographer.

He is considered to be one of the pioneers of photojournalism with an artistic twist. In 1947, he founded the famous Magnum Photos agency, together with Robert Capa, David Seymour, William Vandivert (de) and George Rodger.

Known for his precision and the plasticity of his compositions (that he would never crop), he worked especially in street reportage, and he managed to represent the picturesque or significant aspects of daily life. His black and white photographs made a significant impact upon the history of art.

In 2003, a foundation named after himself was opened in order to preserve and present his work.

"For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of an instant that, in visual terms, questions and decides at the same time. In order to "signify" the world, one has to feel involved in the frame they are cropping through their viewfinder. This attitude demands concentration, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. One can reach the simplest expression through economy of means and while forgeting oneself."

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Alexis Peterson, Sans titre, Painting

Alexis Peterson

Sans titre, 2017 23.6 x 19.7 inch Painting

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Zeal Harris, Nsibidi's story, Painting

Zeal Harris

Nsibidi's story, 2019 16 x 60 x 2 inch Painting

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Eveline Weil, La terre de mes ancêtres, Painting

Eveline Weil

La terre de mes ancêtres, 2020 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Indie 184, Cosmic, Painting

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Cosmic, 2015 24 x 24 x 0.1 inch Painting

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Robin Burger, High Heeled Honeys, Painting

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High Heeled Honeys, 2019 37.4 x 37.4 inch Painting

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Agent X, The Triumph of A&O, Painting

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Paul Garbett, Polar Bear, Painting

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Polar Bear, 2020 55.5 x 59.6 x 2 inch Painting

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Who is the artist?

Henri Cartier-Bresson, born in 1908, was a French photographer.

He is considered to be one of the pioneers of photojournalism with an artistic twist. In 1947, he founded the famous Magnum Photos agency, together with Robert Capa, David Seymour, William Vandivert (de) and George Rodger.

Known for his precision and the plasticity of his compositions (that he would never crop), he worked especially in street reportage, and he managed to represent the picturesque or significant aspects of daily life. His black and white photographs made a significant impact upon the history of art.

In 2003, a foundation named after himself was opened in order to preserve and present his work.

"For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of an instant that, in visual terms, questions and decides at the same time. In order to "signify" the world, one has to feel involved in the frame they are cropping through their viewfinder. This attitude demands concentration, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. One can reach the simplest expression through economy of means and while forgeting oneself."

What is Henri Cartier Bresson’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Criticizing Photographs

When was Henri Cartier Bresson born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1908