Henri Cartier-Bresson | the artist




The artist Henri Cartier-Bresson
Born Aug 22 1908, Charteloup, France.
Died August 2 2004 Paris.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography, Hasselblad Award,

Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of the finest image makers of our time. Born in 1908, he studied painting before embarking on a career in photography in the early 1930s. In 1940 he was captured by the Germans and spent three years in prisoner-of-war camps before escaping to join the Paris underground. With Robert Capa, David Seymour, and others, he founded the photographic agency Magnum in 1947.


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