Henri CARTIER BRESSON

Henri Cartier - Bresson Behind the Gare

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, arguably the most significant photographer of the twentieth-century, and one of the founding members of Magnum Photos. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment. As an early user of 35mm film, Cartier-Bresson's humane, spontaneous photographs helped establish photojournalism as an art form. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to photography, initiated modern photojournalism, and influenced countless followers.

Behind the Gare St. Lazare, Paris, 1932

Gelatin Silver Print, printed later

9.5 x 14 inches (image size)

12 x 16 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

Photographer's copyright blind stamp lower left margin.

On the Banks of Marne, Paris, 1938

Gelatin Silver Print, printed later

9.5 x 14 inches (image size)

12 x 16 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

Photographer's copyright blind stamp lower left margin.

On the Banks of Marne, Paris, 1938
HCB Callejón of the Valencia Arena, Spai

Callejón of the Valencia Arena, Spain, 1933

Gelatin Silver Print, printed later

11.5 x 17.5 inches (image size)

16 x 20 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

Photographer's copyright blind stamp lower left margin.

HCB Taxi Drivers, Berlin, 1931

Taxi Drivers, Berlin, 1931

Gelatin Silver Print, printed later

9.5 x 14 inches (image size)

12 x 16 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

Photographer's copyright blind stamp lower left margin.

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“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”

– Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Brie, France, 1968

Gelatin Silver Print, printed later

9.5 x 14 inches (image size)

12 x 16 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

Photographer's copyright blind stamp lower left margin.

“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.”

– Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Hyeres, France, 1932

Gelatin Silver Print, printed later

9.5 x 14 inches (image size)

12 x 16 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

Photographer's copyright blind stamp lower left margin.

Siphnos, Greece, 1961

Gelatin silver print, printed later

9 3/8 x 14 inches

Signed and embossed photographer's copyright credit.

“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.”

– Henri Cartier-Bresson

Palais Royal, Paris, France, 1960

Gelatin Silver Print, printed later

17.5 x 11.5 inches (image size)

20 x 16 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

Photographer's copyright blind stamp lower left margin.

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The Last Days of the Kuomintang (market crash), Shanghai, China, 1948-49

Gelatin Silver Print, printed later

9.5 x 14 inches (image size)

12 x 16 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

Photographer's copyright blind stamp lower left margin.

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Peking, China, 1948-49 (Tea Ceremony)

Gelatin Silver Print, printed before 1973

9.5 x 14 inches (image size)

12 x 16 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

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Quai St. Bernard, Paris, 1932

Gelatin Silver Print, printed later

11.5 x 17.5 inches (image size)

16 x 20 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

Photographer's copyright blind stamp lower left margin.

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“I believe that, through the act of living, the discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us.”

 – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Fire in Hoboken,

facing New York City Skyline, 1947

Gelatin Silver Print, printed later

11.5 x 17.5 inches (image size)

16 x 20 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

Photographer's copyright blind stamp lower left margin.

Cell in a Modern Prison in the U.S.A., 1975

Gelatin Silver Print, printed later

14 x 9.5 inches (image size)

16 x 12 inches (paper size)

Signed in ink on recto below image.

Photographer's copyright blind stamp lower left margin.

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