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Tête à Tête 95 copies, 1 review
Henri Cartier-Bresson in India 82 copies, 1 review
Photographs by Cartier-Bresson 53 copies, 1 review
Meisterwerke: Photographien (Photographer) 37 copies, 1 review
About Russia 23 copies
From one China to the other 22 copies, 1 review
Man and machine 17 copies, 1 review
China 12 copies
Photoportraits 11 copies
Henri Cartier-Bresson 10 copies, 2 reviews
Henri Cartier-Bresson 10 copies, 1 review
Karar Anı 2 copies
Moscou 2 copies
Europeus 1 copy
en inde 1 copy
Meine Welt 1 copy
Landscape 1 copy
Au crayon 1 copy
photopoche 1 copy
rome 1 copy
Le Retour 1 copy, 1 review
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Photographer, some editions) 9,526 copies, 218 reviews
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Photographer, some editions) 3,111 copies, 45 reviews
The Discovery of India (Cover photograph, some editions) 604 copies, 8 reviews
London: Portrait of a City (Photographer) 65 copies
Inside China (Photographer) 33 copies, 1 review
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Henri Cartier-Bresson was eldest of five children born to a wealthy textile manufacturer. The family lived in Paris and spent part of the year in Normandy. His parents supported his interest in photography, though they assumed he would later join the family business. He attended École Fénelon, and the Lycée Condorcet, before entering art school. In 1928-1929, he attended the University of Cambridge, where he studied English, art and literature, and became bilingual. Eventually, he turned from painting to photography as a career and became the father of modern photojournalism. He was an early adopter of the 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the street photography or life reportage style that influenced most subsequent professional photographers. His 1952 book Images à la sauvette, whose English title was The Decisive Moment, contains the quote that gave its name to this style of photography: "There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment." The book included 126 of his photos, and had a cover drawn by Henri Matisse. Cartier-Bresson's work took him all across the globe, and he became the first Western photographer to photograph freely in the post-war Soviet Union. He was a principal of the Magnum photo agency, worked for Vogue, and also produced portraiture and landscapes.
In the early 1970s, he retired from photography and returned to his earlier passion for drawing and painting.
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