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Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) (äNrē´ kärtēā´-brĕsôN) Born in France in 1908 Considered the father of modern photojournalism.

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1 Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) (äNrē´ kärtēā´-brĕsôN) Born in France in 1908 Considered the father of modern photojournalism

2 Most famous book was “The Decisive Moment,” published in 1952 –Cover drawn by Matisse

3 Co-founded Magnum photo agency in 1947 with group of other photographers Shot for Life and other prominent magazines Photo of Fidel Castro for Life cover.

4 Henri Cartier-Bresson seen in 1972 in Forcalquier, the Alpes de Haute-Provence, France, Photy by Martine Franck

5 The Decisive Moment The simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression. –Henry Cartier Bresson

6 Henri Cartier-Bresson Behind the Gare St. Lazare, 1932

7 London, 1938. The people had waited all night at Trafalgar Square in order not to miss any part of the coronation ceremony of George VI. Some sat on benches and on newspapers. The next morning, one wearier than the others had not yet wakened to see the ceremony for which he had kept such a late vigil.

8 London, 1938. Waiting in Trafalgar Square for the coronation parade of King George VI.

9 HENRI CARTIER - BRESSON (A family picnic by the River Marne), France 1938

10 HENRI CARTIER - BRESSON, (Madrid, Spain), 1933

11 Hasidic Jews in Jerusalem Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1967

12 The "boy with the bottles" in Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1954. / Henri Cartier- Bresson

13 Dessau, Germany, 1945. In a camp of displaced persons waiting for repatriation, a Gestapo informer who had pretended to be a refugee is discovered and exposed by a camp inmate whose face is illuminated by the strong, sharp light of rage.

14 Queen Charlotte's Ball, London, 1959. / Henri Cartier-Bresson

15 Brie, France, 1968. / Henri Cartier-Bresson

16 Barrio chino, Barcelona, 1933. The narrow street of Barcelona’s roughest quarter is the home of prostitutes, petty thieves and dope peddlers. But I saw a fruit vendor sleeping against a wall in the narrow street and was struck by the surprisingly gentle and articulate drawing scrawled there. - Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Decisive Moment

17 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, 1933

18 Seville, Spain, 1933

19 Blurred bike. Henri Cartier - Bresson, (Hyères), France 1932

20 Henri Cartier-Bresson, (Siphnos), Greece 1961

21 Brussels, 1932

22 During the last days of the Kuomintang supremacy, the currency was failing and the government put gold on the market. People rushed to all the banks in the city and pushed and crowded those who had got there before them. Seven people died in the crushing of the crowds. Shanghai, 1948

23 John Houston, 1946. / Henri Cartier-Bresson

24 Henri Carier-Bresson, (Henri Matisse), Vence, France, 1944

25 Georg Eisler, 1993

26 Truman Capote in New Orleans, 1947

27 Martin Luther King, 1961

28 Prostitutes in Mexico City, 1934

29 Robert Oppenheimer, 1958

30 Andre Pieyre de Mandiarques, 1991

31 Rumania, 1975.

32 West Point cadets and their admiring young ladies attend the Army vs. Notre Dame game. New York, 1947

33 A mother waited, and searched the faces of hundreds of disembarking refugees -- and finally found the son she had not seen throughout the war. New York, 1946.

34 In the late summer the unemployed fill the benches of the square with their old hats on, their collars close around their necks as though they sense the beginning of autumn and the coming of winter. They read the want ads, the sports pages, the illustrated magazines -- and resassure themselves, perhaps, that there is some comfort, some hope, in reality.

35 Cape Cod, Mass., 1947. It was the Fourth of July and this woman explained to me that the flagpole over her door was broken but, “on such a day as this, one keeps one’s flag over one’s heart.”

36 A peasant funeral. According to custom, the priest who officiates at the entire ceremony leaves the group halfway to the burial ground. Only the bearers and mourners accompany the body up the hillside. Lucania, Southern Italy, 1952

37 There is an idleness and despair where people are gathered without homes. At Kurukshetra camp they were given simple gymnastics to distract them, to work off their energies. Punjab, India, 1947

38 Moslem women on the slopes of Hari Parbal Hill in Srinagar, pray toward the sun rising behind the Himalayas. Kashmir, 1948

39 The second Maharajah of Baroda in her palace. The diamonds once belonged to Napoleon. Baroda, India, 1948

40 On the thirty-ninth birthday of his Highness the Maharajah of Baroda, sugar balls are distributed to the poor. Baroda, India, 1948

41 Peasants at a cotton market. Jaipur, India, 1948

42 Moslem working women. Jaipur, India, 1948

43 The Death House, a hotel to which people retire when they feel they are going to die. Downstairs a funeral ceremony is being performed which arouses the curiosity of passers-by. Singapore, 1940

44 A Taoist priest performing funeral music in the Death House. It is felt most important that there be a proper tribute for death. People who feel it coming come here to wait for it, ceremonies for funerals take place downstairs, and upstairs in dormitories lie the waiting ones.

45 Upstairs in The Death House the various inmates patiently wait for their turn to die. Some of them have been there for as long as two years. Singapore, 1949



48 The last fast of Gandhi. He lies there while members of the crowd pass him in silence in a serious flow, touch hands together in signs of respect. Delhi, 1948

49 The first flame of Gandhi’s funeral pyre. His secretary looks into the flames; his doctor holds up his hands hoping to quiet the crowd; but as the pyre burned brighter, the people seemed to be on fire too -- and they surged forward in a great crushing movement, throwing themselves toward the pyre. Delhi, 1948

50 Crowds lined the railroad tracks for an opportunity of paying homage to Gandhi.

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