Henri Cartier-Bresson, b.1908

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“To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life. ”
Born in Chanteloup, Seine-et-Marne, Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a strong fascination with painting early on, and particularly with Surrealism. In 1932, after spending a year in the Ivory Coast, he discovered the Leica – his camera of choice thereafter – and began a life-long passion for photography. In 1933 he had his first exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. He later made films with Jean Renoir.

Taken prisoner of war in 1940, he escaped on his third attempt in 1943 and subsequently joined an underground organization to assist prisoners and escapees. In 1945 he photographed the liberation of Paris with a group of professional journalists and then filmed the documentary Le Retour (The Return).
In 1947, with Robert Capa, George Rodger, David ‘Chim’ Seymour and William Vandivert, he founded Magnum Photos. After three years spent travelling in the East, in 1952 he return – did not match any document.

By:Magnumphotos

亨利·卡蒂爾-布雷松Henri Cartier-Bresson,又譯「亨利·卡蒂埃-布列松」,1908年8月22日-2004年8月3日)是法國著名的攝影家,年少時學習繪畫,1930年開始加入攝影創作,1931年廣泛遊歷各地,作品也開始在報紙、雜誌、書籍上陸續發表。偏愛黑白攝影,喜愛萊卡135旁軸相機與50mm標準鏡頭,反對裁剪照片與使用閃光燈,認為不應干涉現場光線,被譽為20世紀最偉大的攝影家之一及現代新聞攝影的創立人。他同時也是知名的馬格蘭攝影通訊社創辦者。他的"決定性瞬間"攝影理論影響了無數後繼的攝影人。

文取自:維基百科

 

Magnum:http://www.magnumphotos.com/HenriCartierBresson

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