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Henri Cartier-Bresson


Died when: 95 years 347 days (1151 months)
Star Sign: Virgo

Henri Cartier-Bresson (French: [kaʁtje bʁɛsɔ̃]; 22 August 1908 – 3 August 2004) was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film.

He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment.Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947.

In the 1970s he took up drawing—he had studied painting in the 1920s.

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