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Henri Cartier-Bresson

About the artist

Born 1908 in Chanteloup, Seine-et-Marne. Died 2004 in Montjustin.

Studied art at an art academy and only after started to focus on photography.

With numerous documentations of travels around the world Cartier-Bresson quickly made a name for himself and was presented in magazines and exhibitions.

Known for artistic black and white photography the Frenchman became famous for his ‘perfect shots’.

(Quelle: welt.de, HCB Foundation)


‘…the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant…’

Simplicity of expressions

‘Photographing is putting one‚ head, one‚ eye, and one‚ heart on the same axis.’

The photograph of an instant

The perfect pictorial composition – little things that matter and inspir

(Quelle: welt.de, HCB Foundation)