Born on August 22, 1908 in France. Died on August 3, 2004 in France
AWARDS: Grand Prix National de la Photographie in 1981 and the Hasselblad Award in 1982
TECHNIQUE: he always used a Leica 35 mm rangefinder camera fitted with a 50 mm lens. He exclusively shot in black and white.
CAMERA: 35 mm Leica first (most of the time) with a 50 mm lens and sometimes a longer 90 mm lens
photojournalism, street photography, and candid photography
In 1937 he produced a documentary about medical aid in the Spanish Civil War
In 1940 during World War II, he was taken as prisoner by the Germans. He escaped in 1943 the following year Cartier-Bresson participated in a French underground photography unit.
early influences: his uncle Louis started teaching him how to paint but soon after passed away in World War I. In 1927 Bresson entered a private art school to study oil painting
He believed in composing his photographs in the viewfinder, not in the darkroom
the reason I chose Henri Cartier-Bresson was because I also I'm interested in street photography/ candid photography. I believe it can show more about a person then just a quick glance. I liked how he would show different emotion in his photos depending on the place he was at.