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Henri Cartier-Bresson

French photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Cartier-Bresson is considered one of the premiere photographers of the 20th century, bringing to the art a heightened level of psychological penetration and formal perfection, capturing the decisive moment of a situation. He studied painting from 1922 to 1923 and his career as a photographer began in 1931. During the 1940s he worked for nearly all the great international newspapers and magazines and together with Robert Capa, David "Chim" Seymour, and George Rodger, he founded the "Magnum" agency in 1947. In 1966 he left Magnum and in 1974, returned to painting and drawing. His thoeries on photography, including his belief in photography's dedication to 'the decisive moment', were pivotal in the history of photography and are still influential today.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115484.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Henri Cartier-Bresson:

Henri Cartier-Bresson Portrait of James Lord, Paris, middle 20th century Gelatin silver print
Henri Cartier-Bresson In Brie, France, 1968 Gelatin silver print
Henri Cartier-Bresson The Piscine Deligny, a Floating Swimming Pool on the Seine, Quai Anatole-France, Paris, 1955 Gelatin silver print with ferrotyping
Henri Cartier-Bresson Animal Fair in Bretagne, France, ca. 1960 Gelatin silver print
Henri Cartier-Bresson Christian Bérard, Paris, 1932 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
After Henri Cartier-Bresson, blocks carved and printed by Keiji Shinohara Lyons, 1995 Color woodcut printed 41 times from 23 blocks on Tosa-hanga paper
After Henri Cartier-Bresson, blocks carved and printed by Keiji Shinohara Tuileries Garden, 1995 Color woodcut printed 40 times from 23 blocks on Tosa-hanga paper
After Henri Cartier-Bresson, blocks carved and printed by Keiji Shinohara Cannes, 1996 Color woodcut printed 48 times from 22 blocks on Tosa-hanga paper
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