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Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Oindril Dutta

on 2 June 2014

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Transcript of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Work Experience
Artistic Influences
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"The art of Candid Photography is the art of taking in the world as it is, in it's entirety, in it's beauty. Keeping a journal of such beauty is what I have lived for."
Street Photography
Coronation of King George VI, 1937
Recipient of the Hasselblad Award in 1982
Mentored by renowned Robert Capa
The Decisive Moment
Coverage of Gandhi's Funeral
Work in China, Mexico, Canada, the United States, India, Japan, and the Soviet Union
Influenced by Robert Capa, David Seymour, William Vandivert and George Rodger
Inspired by Three Boys at Lake Tanganyika, a 1930 photograph taken by Martin Munkacsi
Photojournalism & Surrealist movement
Service in World War II
Henri Cartier-Bresson attended the famous Lycee Condorcet in Paris
Driven by his interest in modern art, he enrolled in the Lhote Academy, owned by Cubist painter Andre Lhote, the biggest influence on his artistic career.
Birth & Death
- Aug 22, 1908 in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France
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Henri Cartier-Bresson
Candid Photography & Photo Journalism
His most famous photograph was "Children Playing in Ruins" in Southern Europe

- Aug 3, 2004 (at age 95) in Montjustin, France
Introduced to photography by a Box Brownie from parents
Mainly used a Leica 35 mm rangefinder camera
had a 50 mm lens
Wasn't interested in developing his own pictures
Didn't crop his own photos







"Father of Photojournalism"
Used geometric patterns and shadows to accentuate the picture
Originally a painter
"The Decisive Moment"
also the name of his book
Black and white film
By Cindy Chen and Oindril Dutta

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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.”

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My photo shoots during the Paris Riots, 1968.
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“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
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