Cartier-Bresson slideshow

September 20, 2006

Relax and look at some fabulous photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson and a song sung by Edith Piaf.

French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is often regarded as the father of modern photojournalism – his influence on 20th-21st century photography is incalculable – many of his photographs are hallmarks of photography as a recognizable art form … he termed his method ‘The Decisive Moment’ – from the 17th-century Cardinal de Retz: “Il n’y a rien dans ce monde qui n’ait un moment decisif” (“There is nothing in this world that
does not have a decisive moment”) … He defined the method as: “… the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms that give that event its proper expression.”

In order, these are the persons that appear in this piece:

1. Cartier-Bresson
2. Truman Capote
3. Arthur Miller
4. William Faulkner
5. Samuel Beckett
6. Susan Sontag
7. Ezra Pound
8. Robert Lowell
9. Paul Valery
10. Igor Stravinsky
11. Simone de Beauvoir
12. Jean-Paul Sartre
13. Albert Camus
14. Marc Chagall
15. Marcel Duchamp
16. Alberto Giacometti
17. Henri Matisse
18. Igor Stravisnky
19. Jean Renoir
20. John Huston
21. Marilyn Monroe and John Huston
22. The Dalai Lama
23. Martin Luther King, Jr.
24. Robert F. Kennedy
25. Che Guevara
26. Duke and Duchess of Windsor
27. Carl Jung
28. Edith Piaf

[Thanks to ThatGuyArt]

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