Place de l’Europe – Gare Saint Lazare 1932 6 years ago

Henri Cartier-Bresson



Cartier-Bresson is responsible for some of the most iconic photographic images of portraiture and photojournalism. In many cases his photographs have become defining records of modern history, portraits of European culture from the 1930s to the 1970s.

This is arguably his most famous example of a that ‘decisive moment’ — a phrase often used to describe Cartier-Bresson’s works, which can illustrate action, emotion and an entire story in a single image.



Street photographs are mirror images of society, displaying "unmanipulated" scenes, with usually unaware subjects.


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  1. November 3, 2012  11:54 am by Graham Portlock

    Contrived and posed? Or just serendipity? It doesn't matter - it's the instant perception that this could be so enigmatic that makes this so good.

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