Articles Tagged with: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Magnum Photos | Happy New Years
NEW YORK—New Year's Eve in Times Square, 1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK—New Year's Eve in Times Square, 1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—New Year's celebration, 1979. © Guy Le Querrec / Magnum Photos

PARIS—New Year's celebration, 1979. © Guy Le Querrec / Magnum Photos

WARSAW, Poland—New Year’s Eve, 1989. © Mark Power / Magnum Photos

WARSAW, Poland—New Year’s Eve, 1989. © Mark Power / Magnum Photos

NORMANDY, France—Midnight supper of St. Sylvestre, 1976. © Jean Gaumy / Magnum Photos

NORMANDY, France—Midnight supper of St. Sylvestre, 1976. © Jean Gaumy / Magnum Photos

RHONDDA VALLEY, Wales—New Year's Eve celebrants, 2000. © Bruce Gilden / Magnum Photos

RHONDDA VALLEY, Wales—New Year's Eve celebrants, 2000. © Bruce Gilden / Magnum Photos

LONDON—Trafalgar Square on New Year's Eve, 1964.  © Ian Berry / Magnum Photos

LONDON—Trafalgar Square on New Year's Eve, 1964. © Ian Berry / Magnum Photos

GUNNEDAH, Australia—New Year’s Eve, 2003. © Trent Parke / Magnum Photos

GUNNEDAH, Australia—New Year’s Eve, 2003. © Trent Parke / Magnum Photos


Henri Cartier-Bresson | Italy
FLORENCE, Italy—1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

FLORENCE, Italy—1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

ITALY—Lovers: “One swims as one can!” 1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ITALY—Lovers: “One swims as one can!” 1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAMPANIA, Italy—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAMPANIA, Italy—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ROME—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ROME—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

BASILICATA, Italy—1951. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

BASILICATA, Italy—1951. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

SARDINIA, Italy—Cala Gonone Beach in the village of Dorgali, 1962. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

SARDINIA, Italy—Cala Gonone Beach in the village of Dorgali, 1962. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ROME—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ROME—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


Henri Cartier-Bresson | Paris, Part One
PARIS—Brasserie Lipp on St.-Germain-des-Prés, 1969. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Brasserie Lipp on St.-Germain-des-Prés, 1969. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

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

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

PARIS—Boulevard Diderot, 1969. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Boulevard Diderot, 1969. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Place de la Sorbonne, May 1968. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Place de la Sorbonne, May 1968. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—A march in support of French President Charles De Gaulle on the Champs-Elysees, from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, May 1968. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—A march in support of French President Charles De Gaulle on the Champs-Elysees, from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, May 1968. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS, France—The events of May 1968 on the Champs-Élysées. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS, France—The events of May 1968 on the Champs-Élysées. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—A demonstration, May 1, 1971. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—A demonstration, May 1, 1971. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Notre-Dame de Paris, 1952-53. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Notre-Dame de Paris, 1952-53. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—The Gare du Nord, 1955. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—The Gare du Nord, 1955. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—The Latin Quarter, 1952. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—The Latin Quarter, 1952. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—1968. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—1968. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—1932. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—1932. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Galeries Lafayette, 1968. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Galeries Lafayette, 1968. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


PARIS—1967. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—1967. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Galeries Lafayette department store, 1967.  © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Galeries Lafayette department store, 1967. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


Henri Cartier-Bresson | Montreal

Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven’t left any holes, that you’ve captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

MONTREAL—A Stanley Cup hockey game, 1965. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MONTREAL—A Stanley Cup hockey game, 1965. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


Henri Cartier-Bresson | Germany, Part One

Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

HAMBURG, West Germany—Around the neck of a young man hangs a sign that reads, "I am looking for any kind of work," December 1952-January 1953. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

HAMBURG, West Germany—Around the neck of a young man hangs a sign that reads, "I am looking for any kind of work," December 1952-January 1953. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

DESSAU, Germany—A transit camp, located between the American and Soviet zones, was organized for refugees, political prisoners, POWs, forced laborers, and displaced persons returning from the Eastern front of Germany after having been liberated by the Soviet army. A Belgian woman and former Gestapo informer, being identified as she tried to hide in the crowd, April 1945. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

DESSAU, Germany—A transit camp, located between the American and Soviet zones, was organized for refugees, political prisoners, POWs, forced laborers, and displaced persons returning from the Eastern front of Germany after having been liberated by the Soviet army. A Belgian woman and former Gestapo informer, being identified as she tried to hide in the crowd, April 1945. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MUNICH, West Germany—Oktoberfest, 1961. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MUNICH, West Germany—Oktoberfest, 1961. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MUNICH, West Germany—Oktoberfest, 1961. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MUNICH, West Germany—Oktoberfest, 1961. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MUNICH, West Germany—Oktoberfest, 1961. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MUNICH, West Germany—Oktoberfest, 1961. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MUNICH, West Germany—Oktoberfest, 1961. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MUNICH, West Germany—Oktoberfest, 1961. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

HAMBURG, West Germany—December 1952-January 1953. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

HAMBURG, West Germany—December 1952-January 1953. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


Cartier-Bresson, Kertész & Koudelka

Once, Henri [Cartier-Bresson] rang me in Paris and said, ‘Josef, [André] Kertész is in town, you must come to dinner and meet him.’ I said, ‘Henri, I love his pictures but I do not need to meet him.’ ‘No, you do not understand, you have to meet him because we three, we are of the same family.’ At the time, this seems to me to be an unbelievable thing to say. Now, though, when I look back from a distance, I can see that maybe there is something in that.

-Josef Koudelka

Stairs of Montmartre, Paris 1925, André Kertész

Stairs of Montmartre, Paris 1925, André Kertész

PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia—1992. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia—1992. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos


Hyères, France, 1932 © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

Hyères, France, 1932 © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


Henri Cartier-Bresson | France, Part One

To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

MULHOUSE, ALSACE, France—The Tour de France, 1969. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MULHOUSE, ALSACE, France—The Tour de France, 1969. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

FRANCE—Sunday on the banks of the River Marne, 1938. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

FRANCE—Sunday on the banks of the River Marne, 1938. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

FRANCE—Painter Leonor Fini, 1932.  © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

FRANCE—Painter Leonor Fini, 1932. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

DIEPPE, France—Normandy, 1926. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

DIEPPE, France—Normandy, 1926. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

JOINVILLE-LE-PONT, France—A newlywed couple at an outdoor cafe in the Vallée de la Marne, 1938. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

JOINVILLE-LE-PONT, France—A newlywed couple at an outdoor cafe in the Vallée de la Marne, 1938. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ARLES, France—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ARLES, France—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CANNES, France—Jacques Tati and Alain Bercourt walk toward the Hotel Carlton, which bears a poster for Tati’s Mon Oncle, playing at the Cannes Film Festival, 1958. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CANNES, France—Jacques Tati and Alain Bercourt walk toward the Hotel Carlton, which bears a poster for Tati’s Mon Oncle, playing at the Cannes Film Festival, 1958. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

AVIGNON, VAUCLUSE, France—1969. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

AVIGNON, VAUCLUSE, France—1969. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ÎLE DE FRANCE, France—Along the Marne River, 1936. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ÎLE DE FRANCE, France—Along the Marne River, 1936. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

OISE, France—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

OISE, France—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

DORDOGNE, France—Le Bugue, 1956. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

DORDOGNE, France—Le Bugue, 1956. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

FRANCE—A Champagne vineyard, Marne, 1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

FRANCE—A Champagne vineyard, Marne, 1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

BOUGIVAL, France—1956. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

BOUGIVAL, France—1956. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


Happy New Year’s Day
PRAGUE—New Years' Eve, 2005. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

PRAGUE—New Years' Eve, 2005. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

G.B. ENGLAND. London. Trafalgar Square. 01/01/2000. © Chris Steele-Perkins / Magnum Photos

G.B. ENGLAND. London. Trafalgar Square. 01/01/2000. © Chris Steele-Perkins / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK—The Bowery, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK—The Bowery, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—La Villette, 1929. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—La Villette, 1929. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


Henri Cartier-Bresson | America, Part One

Since his is fundamentally a tragic vision, he reacted most feelingly to what in America he saw as related to its decay, its pain.

-Arthur Miller, writing of the photographs that Cartier-Bresson took in America.

CHICAGO—The employment office, 1947.

CHICAGO—The employment office, 1947.

NEW ORLEANS—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW ORLEANS—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—On the Lower East Side, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—On the Lower East Side, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—“This woman explained to me that the flagpole over her door was broken, but ‘on such a day as this, one keeps one’s flag on one’s heart.’ I felt in her a touch of the strength and robustness of the early American pioneers.”—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—“This woman explained to me that the flagpole over her door was broken, but ‘on such a day as this, one keeps one’s flag on one’s heart.’ I felt in her a touch of the strength and robustness of the early American pioneers.”—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MASSACHUSETTS—Watching fireworks on July 4, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MASSACHUSETTS—Watching fireworks on July 4, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK—Coney Island, 1946. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK—Coney Island, 1946. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

LOS ANGELES—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

LOS ANGELES—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW MEXICO—At the Lama Foundation community, a father and two children pass in front of the kitchen, a stoutly built octagonal wood and glass structure (geodesic dome) with all the things a kitchen should have, plus a dining room above, 1971. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW MEXICO—At the Lama Foundation community, a father and two children pass in front of the kitchen, a stoutly built octagonal wood and glass structure (geodesic dome) with all the things a kitchen should have, plus a dining room above, 1971. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—Easter Sunday in Harlem, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—Easter Sunday in Harlem, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the Lincoln Memorial, a Pilgrimage for Freedom prayer session features singer Mahalia Jackson, 1957. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the Lincoln Memorial, a Pilgrimage for Freedom prayer session features singer Mahalia Jackson, 1957. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MICHIGAN—Football at Ann Arbor University, 1960.  © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MICHIGAN—Football at Ann Arbor University, 1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A Michigan vs. Northwestern football game, Oct. 15, 1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A Michigan vs. Northwestern football game, Oct. 15, 1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

New York, 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson © Magnum Photos

New York, 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson © Magnum Photos