. Born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France in 1908 to a wealthy textile merchant, Henri Cartier-Bresson was the eldest of five children. His mother, Marthe, exposed him to the arts including taking him on trips to the Louvre in Paris, attending chamber music concerts, and regularly reading him poetry.
Some of his famous quotes
1. To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
2. Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.
3. In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
August 22, 1908, Chanteloup-en-Brie, Frances he was born
He died August 3, 2004, Céreste, France