Lyon, Montpellier, Toulouse, Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville
His photos look so intimate; it is almost as if no one knew he was there. Invisible to the world, Henri Cartier Bresson captured expressions, feelings and acts so honestly that together they make a photographic reel of the 20th Century.
Considered by many to be the father of photojournalism, firstly through the lens of a Box Brownie and later with a Leica camera, Cartier-Bresson managed to immortalize historical moments. Among these informative snap shots, we can find:
He also produced a collection of portrait photographers including artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Camus, Colette, Pound and Giacometti.
In addition, as well as working behind the camera, he got a feel for being the subject of a photo. He achieved this by acting in films produced by Jean Renoir and participating in the making of a film for the Communist party and an anti-fascist film to promote the Republican medical services during the Spanish civil war.
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