Born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne, Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a strong fascination with painting early on, and particularly with Surrealism.
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Date of death: 3 August 2004
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What is Henri Cartier-Bresson known for?
Henri Cartier-Bresson, (born August 22, 1908, Chanteloup, France—died August 3, 2004, Céreste), French photographer whose humane, spontaneous photographs helped establish photojournalism as an art form.
What was Henri Cartier-Bresson philosophy?
Cartier-Bresson approached photography very philosophically but as an art form distinct from painting. He believed in decisive moments—what are called “stolen images” or “images on the run.” The moment, he believed, “took you,” as the photographer and the viewer, rather than you taking it.
What did Cartier-Bresson mean by the decisive moment?
The decisive moment is a concept made popular by the street photographer, photojournalist, and Magnum co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson. The decisive moment refers to capturing an event that is ephemeral and spontaneous, where the image represents the essence of the event itself.
Is Henri Cartier-Bresson still alive?
Deceased (1908–2004)
Henri Cartier-Bresson / Living or Deceased
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre ...
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Awards: Grand Prix National de la Photographie in 1981; Hasselblad Award in 1982
Burial place: Montjustin, France
Children: 1
Born: 22 August 1908; Chanteloup-en-Brie, France
For the first time on the African continent, an exhibition is dedicated to Henri Cartier-Bresson! It is presented until 21 February 2022 at the Mohammed VI ...
Cartier-Bresson was born in Chanteloup, and studied literature at Cambridge University in 1928-29. He began photographing in 1931 and purchased a Leica in 1933.
Henri Cartier-Bresson shaped the field of photography with his lively, candid black-and-white pictures, which embraced documentarian intimacy and poetic ...
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer and filmmaker known as a pioneer of street photography. His dramatic black-and-white works are among the ...

Date of birth: August 22, 1908
Date of death: August 3, 2004
Henri Cartier-Bresson ˇ French, 1908–2004 ˇ Works ˇ Exhibitions.
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) was born in Chantelou-en-Brie, France. He initially studied painting and began photographing in the 1930s. Cartier-Bresson ...
As one of the founders of Magnum Photos, Henri Cartier Bresson can be considered one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, ...
Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer whose humane, spontaneous photographs helped establish photojournalism as an art form.

Born: August 22, 1908 France
Died: August 3, 2004 (aged 95) France
Notable Works: “The Decisive Moment”
Founder: Magnum Photos