Tag: Henri Cartier-Bresson

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson : China 1948-1949 I 1958

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    Henri Cartier-Bresson : China 1948-1949 I 1958

    On November 25, 1948, Henri Cartier-Bresson receives an assignment from Life magazine to report on the “last days of Beijing” before the arrival of the Maoists troops. He went there for two weeks, and remained ten months, mainly around Shanghai, attending the fall of the town of Nanjing held by the Kuomintang, then forced to stay in Shanghai under communist control for 4 months, and leaving China a few days before the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China, October 1, 1949.

  • Italy by Magnum , from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Paolo Pellegrin – The Eye of Photography

    Italy by Magnum , from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Paolo Pellegrin

    For L’Italia di Magnum. Da Henri Cartier-Bresson a Paolo Pellegrin, an exhibition currently on view at CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, in Torino, twenty photographers have been called upon to recount events, great and small, through Italian figures and localities from the post-war years right up to the present day, in a blend of famous and less familiar photographs, of places known throughout the world and of ordinary citizens who make up the social and visual fabric of Italia.

  • Perfect and Unrehearsed – The New York Times

    Perfect and Unrehearsed

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    Martin Munkacsi’s image, Cartier-Bresson said, inspired his own approach, showing him that ‘‘photography could reach eternity through the moment.’’

  • Magnum Photos Blog

    Henri Cartier-Bresson. The Man, the Image & the World

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    This collection of work provides the ultimate retrospective look at a lifetime’s achievement. It includes the first photographs taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson, some of which have never been published, rarely seen work from all periods of his life, and a generous selection of classic photographs that have become icons of the medium.

  • Contact sheets: where the magic and chaos of photographs comes alive | Art and design | The Guardian

    Contact sheets: where the magic and chaos of photographs comes alive

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    Henri Cartier-Bresson, co-founder of the famed Magnum agency, once likened the contact sheet to the analyst’s couch. “It’s all there: what surprises us is what we catch, what we miss, what disappears.”

  • An Interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson from 1958

    An Interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson from 1958

    It is the same intuition. You have to know in which framework you have to tell your story for the magazine, but you must not work for the magazine. You work for yourself, and the story.

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson “Pen, Brush and Camera” documentary | Leica News & Rumors

    Henri Cartier-Bresson “Pen, Brush and Camera” documentary

    You can watch the “Pen, Brush and Camera” full length documentary (1998) about Henri Cartier-Bresson on YouTube:

  • The Return of The Decisive Moment – LightBox

    The Return of The Decisive Moment

    Its value as an out-of-print collectable has risen over the past few decades resulting in keeping this masterpiece out of the hands of many younger photographers. Finally, after 62 years, it is again seeing the light of day this December with a gorgeous facsimile from the German publishing house Steidl

  • Beyond Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Fresh Look at a Master’s Work


    Link: Beyond Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Fresh Look at a Master’s Work – LightBox

    The primary (but hardly the sole) merit of this extraordinary Cartier-Bresson retrospective is that it sheds light on little-known aspects of his career. Too often Cartier-Bresson has been represented only as the artist of the “decisive moment,” as if his vision had emerged fully developed in one burst, and remained constant throughout his career. The reality, of course, is much more complex.

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson and Matine Franck’s Romantic Photos


    Link: Henri Cartier-Bresson and Matine Franck’s Romantic Photos – LightBox

    In a 2010 interview with Charlie Rose, photographer Martine Franck gave an insight into how she first got together with her husband, renowned Magnum founder Henri Cartier-Bresson: “Martine,” Bresson had apparently said to Franck, by way of showing his romantic interest, “I want to come and see your contact sheets.”

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson: ‘There Are No Maybes’


    Link: Henri Cartier-Bresson: ‘There Are No Maybes’ – NYTimes.com

    If you have little equipment, people don’t notice you. You don’t come like a show-off. It seems like an embarrassment, someone who comes with big equipment.

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson: Living and Looking


    Link: Henri Cartier-Bresson: Living and Looking – NYTimes.com

    That’s a wonderful thing with a camera. It jumps out of you. I’m extremely impulsive. Terribly. It’s really a pain in the neck for my friends and family. I’m a bunch of nerves. But I take advantage of it in photography. I never think. I set, quick! I hit!

  • On William Eggleston Meeting Henri Cartier-Bresson

  • MY TIME WITH HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON


    Link: ISHU PATEL | MY TIME WITH HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON

    Next day early morning we took an auto rickshaw to the city centre. Suddenly he was a different person. While we passed through the narrow streets into alley ways, and from bazaars into crowded markets, he made himself as inconspicuous as possible, the entire time shooting pictures. He carried no shoulder-bags so that he could move very freely in the crowded areas. He never wore his camera around his neck like most photographers do. Instead, if he was not taking pictures even for a short period of time, he covered his little Leica with a handkerchief and kept walking and looking for interesting situations to photograph. Once he noticed something he liked, he disappeared so fast I had to look for him. Just when I locked on to him, he was gone again. He walked so fast that by the time someone knew that they had been photographed, he was gone.

  • Happy Birthday, Henri Cartier-Bresson

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    Link: Slide Show: Happy Birthday, Henri Cartier-Bresson : The New Yorker

    Today, in honor of Cartier-Bresson’s birthday, we take a look at some of the more celebratory photographs from his extraordinary career.

  • Just Plain Love: A Henri Cartier-Bresson Documentary

  • Joel Meyerowitz: Icon with a Leica


    Link: The Leica Camera

    Tony and I looked at each other and said, “That must be Henri Cartier-Bresson. Tony pushes me to go and see this guy and I walk over and ask him, “Are you Henri Cartier-Bresson?” He says, “No, no I am not. Are you the police?” I said, “No, no we are just two photographers and we saw you working and thought you must be mad.” He said, “Yes I am Cartier-Bresson. You meet me here later and I take you for coffee.”

  • Remembering Henri Cartier-Bresson

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    Henri Cartier-Bresson died seven years ago on August 3rd, 2004. Here is an old interview he gave to Charlie Rose

  • Worth a look: The Shooting Gallery – videos about photographers

    The Shooting Gallery, a tumblr featuring videos about photographers. The videos are divided into two categories: photographers talking and photographers shooting. There are 14 pages of archives to the blog, in which you’ll find videos about the likes of Richard Prince, Donald Weber, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jeff Mermelstein, Stephen Shore, Terry Richardson, Juergen Teller, Cindy Sherman, Ryan McGinley, William Eggleston (including this ridiculous interview on the Today Show), and many others.

    Link: Worth a look: The Shooting Gallery – videos about photographers | dvafoto
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson – Life Is Once Forever