Classic Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Born in the beginning of the past century, Henri Cartier-Bresson was definitely one of the most important photographers of the XX Century, and it's considered to be the father of photojournalism.

His work has all the ingredients of good photography: emotion, sensibility and an eye for the perfect moment. Besides that, for being the first of a kind, there's this pioneer feel to his work.

For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to “give a meaning” to the world, one has to feel involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression.

To take a photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in a face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

To take a photograph means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second– both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.

It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

For more information about his work and life, visit the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

Classic Photography by Master Henri Cartier-Bresson

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I'm Paulo Gabriel, a Publicist by degree and Designer by passion with a taste for the meaningful and emotional.

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