Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Henri Cartier-Bresson (French: [kaʁtje bʁɛsɔ̃]; 22 August 1908 – 3 August 2004) was a French artist and humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35mm film.[1] He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment.[2][3]

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
Born(1908-08-22)22 August 1908
Died3 August 2004(2004-08-03) (aged 95)
Céreste, France
Burial placeMontjustin, France
Alma materLycée Condorcet, Paris
Occupation(s)Photographer and painter
(m. 1937; div. 1967)
(m. 1970)
AwardsGrand Prix National de la Photographie in 1981
Hasselblad Award in 1982

Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947.[4] In the 1970s, he would put down his camera for a paintbrush, continuing his original love for art.