a widely admired French photographer, who became known for his decisive shots.
He is known to be one of the most stirring and loved photographers in history.
Even from an early age in his photographic career he displayed distinctive qualities – such as how he composed his images, showing his impeccable eye for detail, and because of this he succeeded like no other.
Together with his photographer friends he set up the Magnum agency in 1947, which represented photographers’ rights for their images.
In the following decades Bresson worked as a photo-reporter and artist, he decisively influenced magazines such as “Du” or “Life”.
His work also changed the viewpoint of general photography.
The True God Father of Photojournalism!
‘His people seem lost or marooned on the city streets’ … Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Harlem (1947). Photograph: Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson, ‘Rue Mouffetard, Paris’ (1954)
Italy Abruzo 1951
Broken Social Scene