About the French photographer, Henri CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004)
Henri CARTIER-BRESSON was a French photographer, director, actor, draftsman, painter and co-founder of the Magnum photo agency. When photographing, he attached great importance to the most perfect possible image composition. In 1947 he founded the Magnum Photos agency in New York with Robert CAPA, David SEYMOUR and George RODGER. In 1972 he quit professional photography and devoted himself intensively to the art of drawing. Born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne (northern French region of Ile-de-France), Henri CARTIER-BRESSON died on August 3, 2004 in Montjustin, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
A selection of photo books by or with works by Henri CARTIER-BRESSON
'The Decisive Moment / Images a la Sauvette' (1952/2014); 'Soviet Union. Photographische Notizen '(1975/1982); 'America' (1996); 'Europeans' (1998, 2002, 2009); 'The Eye of the Century' (2003); 'Scrapbook' (2006); 'An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson' (2006); 'Henri Cartier-Bresson & Paul Strand. Mexique 1932-1934 '(2012); 'The Photographs: The Main Works Selected by the Artist' (2016); 'Madrid' (by Magnum photographers, 2020); 'Man redet immer zu viel' (You always talk too much, 2020); 'Photographer' (2020)