famous photographer by:Micah cedeÑo

Henri Cartier Bresson was a french photographer whose humane, spontaneous photographs helps establish photojournalism as an art form. HE was born august 22, of 1908 in Chantelop, France. He died august 3, 2004 in céreste, France. He went to the University of Cambridge. He was the oldest out of five children. Trained as a fine artist, Cartier-Bresson studied painting and sculpting before turning to photography. His passion for photography was cemented in 1932, when he discovered the Leica camera, which he would stay faithful to throughout his career. Henri said, “To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life. ”

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON Ile de la Cité, Paris, 1952

Upon picking up a Leica camera in the early 1930s, Henri Cartier-Bresson fell in love with the spontaneity of photography and went on to pioneer photojournalism. MoMA credits his “uncanny ability to capture life on the run” with helping to define the creative potential of modern photography and lauds him as “the keenest observer of the global theater of human affairs.” Taking pride in capturing “the decisive moment,“ Cartier-Bresson intimately captured portraits and scenes, both mundane and historic, around the world.

Henri Cartier-Bresson SPAIN. Valencia. 1933.

Henri Cartier-Bresson was born in 1908 in Chanteloup, France. Throughout his childhood, Cartier-Bresson was interested in the arts. He was influenced by his father, a respected and wealthy textile merchant and his uncle, an accomplished painter. As a young boy Cartier-Bresson read the literature of the day by authors such as Dostoyevsky, Rimbaud, Proust, and Joyce. In addition to literature, he intensely studied painting. By 1929 he began to take photography seriously.

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Ernst Haas—Hulton Archive/Getty Images

As a boy, Cartier-Bresson had been initiated into the mysteries of the simple “Brownie” snapshot camera. But his first serious concern with the medium occurred about 1930, after seeing the work of two major 20th-century photographers, Eugene Atget and Man Ray. Making use of a small allowance, he traveled in Africa in 1931, where he lived in the bush, recording his experiences with a miniature camera. There he contracted black water fever, necessitating his return to France.

I think about his work is most of the photos were blurry and some look like they were drawled. The photos part i like is when he took pictures of nature.

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