Hailed as a founding father of photo-journalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson put little stock in his reputation. By the end of his life, he put little stock in pictures, period. ”I never think about photography,” he claimed. ”It doesn’t interest me.” What did captivate him: people (especially ordinary passersby) going about the business of everyday life, and the places where they did — Africa, India, or his hometown, Paris. Though he all but retired his camera in 1975 to return to his first loves, drawing and painting, his photos earned Cartier-Bresson his moniker: ”the eye of the century.” (Cartier-Bresson died of natural causes in Provence, France.)
Posted January 17 2015 — 6:16 AM EST
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