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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. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment.
French photographer (1908–2004)
|Born||(1908-08-22)22 August 1908|
|Died||3 August 2004(2004-08-03) (aged 95)|
|Burial place||Montjustin, France|
|Alma mater||Lycée Condorcet, Paris|
|Occupation(s)||Photographer and painter|
(m. 1937; div. 1967)
|Awards||Grand Prix National de la Photographie in 1981|
Hasselblad Award in 1982
Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947. In the 1970s, he would put down his camera for a paintbrush, continuing his original love for art.