Henri Cartier-Bresson was a photographer (even though he didn‘t consider himself photographer, nor artist, but rather human being) whose photographs helped establish photojournalism as an art form. He is one of the most original, accomplished, influential, and beloved figures in the history of photography. His uncanny ability to capture life on the run made his work synonymous with “the decisive moment”. Henri Cartier-Bresson became a master of candid photography and a pioneer of the genre of street photography. His dramatic black-and-white documentary images are among the most iconic in the medium of photography, including indelible images of major political moments in the 20th century.
Let’s look at life of this master of photography.