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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


Ireland | Cong

Being a huge fan of John Ford’s “The Quiet Man” since I was a kid, I could not wait to visit the village of Cong in County Mayo where they filmed much of the movie. The tiny village is dominated by tourist traps for fans of the film but off the main strip, things settle down and the quaintness of life in western Ireland takes over.

Drive about an hour north of Galway on Route 334 on the Circular Road and just enjoy the scenery.

Shot with a Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, and Kodak Tri-X 400.

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim


Robert Frank | Los Angeles

To live for two months in LA is like being hospitalized.

-Robert Frank, February 27, 1956; from a letter to Walker Evans, while Frank was applying for a continuance of his Guggenheim grant.

Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

Los Angeles, 1956 © Robert Frank

Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

St. Francis, Gas Station and City Hall – Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

St. Francis, Gas Station and City Hall – Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

Ranch market, Hollywood, California, Robert Frank

Ranch market, Hollywood, California, Robert Frank

Motorama, Los Angeles, California, Robert Frank

Motorama, Los Angeles, California, Robert Frank


Blizzard 2009 | Addendum
Fulton Street Mall, Blizzard 12/19/2009 © Doug Kim

Fulton Street Mall, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

1st Ave, Blizzard 12/19/2009 © Doug Kim

1st Ave, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

Broadway, Blizzard 12/19/2009 © Doug Kim

Broadway, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard 12/19/2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard 12/19/2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim


Blizzard 2009 | Snowball fight Times Square

This was an impromptu snowball fight in Times Square around 1AM in the midst of the blizzard Saturday night. The real danger wasn’t the snow and subsequent moisture destroying my gear. No, the real danger was shooting the mayhem with a wide lens which meant that I was a prime target. I had to put the gear down several times for some payback.

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Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim


Daido Moriyama | Shinjuku

One of my favorite single series is Daido Moriyama’s book of wanderings in the Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo. Viewing his fractured, scattered, shattered images is to embark on a journey as a furtive outsider, stalking the streets, seeking prey in alleys, noodle shops and sex bars.

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

As long as I can walk, I will continue wandering the streets.

-Daido Moriyama

Shinjiku, Daido Moriyama

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

I want to express the realness of Japan. I want to show what is really going on.

-Daido Moriyama

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

I’m not always a stray dog. Sometimes I’m a cat or an insect.

-Daido Moriyama

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

The cover of the limited signed edition of Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

The streets are my territory and I still wander them aimlessly with my camera.

-Daido Moriyama


Henri Cartier-Bresson | Random Images from the Magnum Archives

Magnum Photos has been releasing some images online from their singular historic archives which is an incredible opportunity to study and learn from the masters in their catalog. These images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, some of which have not been widely published, provide a rich insight into his style and process.

BERLIN—Taxi drivers, 1931, Henri Cartier-Bresson © Magnum Photos

BERLIN—Taxi drivers, 1931, Henri Cartier-Bresson © Magnum Photos

I am in awe of him, I am in absolute awe of him. Everyone is a Cartier-Bresson baby…I worship him.

-Richard Avedon.

PARIS—Bofinger restaurant, 1969. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Bofinger restaurant, 1969. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

Nothing worth knowing can be taught.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

ACAPULCO, Mexico—A market, 1963. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ACAPULCO, Mexico—A market, 1963. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

You mustn’t want, you must be receptive. Don’t think even. The brain’s a bit dangerous.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

PARIS—Café Flore, 1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—Café Flore, 1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

I don’t consider myself a photographer, I am using a camera, but there are millions of photographers….I’m just a human being. Anyone that is sensitive is an artist.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

NEW YORK CITY—A football game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—A football game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

Photography is nothing–it’s life that interests me.

– Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

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

They . . . asked me:

‘How do you make your pictures?’ I was puzzled . . .

I said, ‘I don’t know, it’s not important.’

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

VILLAGE OF BRANGUES, France—French writer and diplomat Paul Claudel, 1945. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

VILLAGE OF BRANGUES, France—French writer and diplomat Paul Claudel, 1945. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, India—The Rangwala retail and wholesale cloth market, 1966. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, India—The Rangwala retail and wholesale cloth market, 1966. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

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

And no photographs taken with the aid of flash light, either, if only out of respect for the actual light – even when there isn’t any of it.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson – “The Decisive Moment”

ELEUSIS, Greece—1953. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ELEUSIS, Greece—1953. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

There is no closed figure in nature. Every shape participates with another. No one thing is independent of another, and one thing rhymes with another, and light gives them shape.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson