Biography of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson – French photojournalist, was born near Paris.

Biography Cartier-Bresson is known for his numerous unforgettable images of personalities and events of the 20th century. After studying painting, as well as under the influence of surrealism, in 1931 he began a career as a photographer. Using the simplest techniques, Cartier-Bresson performed works with impeccable composition.

Often Henri’s photographs are beautiful because he was able to “catch the moment”, and also convey the impetuous movement of time. Often the photos of Cartier-Bresson were made by a 35 mm camera, were un-framed, unregulated.

He was able to witness, to photograph many historical events of his time. Beginning with the Spanish Civil War, partition of India, the Chinese Revolution, before the student insurrection in France in 1968. In addition, for his biography, Henri Cartier-Bresson performed many photographs of the occupation of France by Germany in 1944, after escaping from the Nazi prison camp. He was also one of the organizers of underground associations of photographers.

Cartier-Bresson published many books with photographs. For example, The Decisive Moment, People of Moscow, China in Transition, The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Face of Asia, About Russia, Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer, .

Being one of the founders of the agency “Magnum”, he actually moved away from photography in the early 1970s. Since then, Henri Cartier-Bresson in the biography devoted himself to drawing.

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Biography of Henri Cartier-Bresson