Photographer of the Week: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French film photographer. He’s most known for his candid shots, like the ones above. He focused a lot on making a decision in the “decisive moment” and was one of the pioneers of street photography. The photos above were taken from his website and the captions are his own.

I realized that I hadn’t really looked at any black and white photographers on this blog and decided to post some. I feel like many people write B&W photos off as boring, but I think these photos show otherwise. Cartier-Bresson was able to capture such intense expression and emotion in his photos without a lick of color. My favorite one of this gallery is the last one. I love the shadows that the bridge creates and how small the boy looks against the background. I think Cartier-Bresson’s photography is absolutely stunning and will last for ages to come.

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