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Birthday Bae: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Birthday Bae: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Today we’re celebrating what would have been Henri Cartier-Bresson’s 109th birthday. Bresson, who passed away in 2004, pioneered street photography with his signature ‘decisive moment’ technique.

To take a photograph means to recognize, simultaneously and within a fraction of a second‚ both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one‚ head, one‚ eye, and one‚ heart on the same axis. 

Bresson was born in 1908 in France and is considered to be the master of the candid photography. His foundation is closed for holiday until September 13th, but if you find yourself in Paris after that and would like to see some of his work, click here.

Image Courtesy of the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson.


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