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August 04, 2004

Henri Cartier Bresson, 1908-2004


Reported today:

"Frenchman Henri Cartier-Bresson, widely regarded as one of the great photographers of the 20th century, has died aged 95, LCI television reported on Wednesday."

Story

Eamonn McCabe, former Guardian photography editor, pays tribute

Guardian Obituary

NY Times Obituary

There will no doubt be a flurry of thoughtful obituaries appearing over the next few days. I can't imagine most visitors here don't already have some sort of book or reference with photographs from the great photographer...I have a small French anthology I used to look at constantly for inspiration. But here are a couple of links to extensive image banks of his work, from the Peter Fetterman Gallery (a generous collection, including some lesser known images I don't even remember seeing) and from a 2000 exhibition of his underrated portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. And of course, over a hundred essential images from his book, The Decisive Moment, published in 1952.

Also, here are some profiles authored in recent years on the occasion of retrospectives and his 90th birthday. (Check out in particular the long and highly recommended two-part Guardian profile):

* 1998 Guardian Profile, "A Life in Pictures"

* Other stories from the Guardian in their Special Report on Cartier-Bresson

* National Public Radio (NPR) Morning Edition Profile

* NY Times Profile (May 2003)

* Reflection on a meeting with HCB by Yoshitomo Kajikawa, curator for the Kahitsukan-Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art


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I can't imagine most visitors here don't already have some sort of book or reference with photographs from the great photographer...

Posted by: Gossip Stars at Aug 3, 2011 2:33:32 AM