Hogan's Alley

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Photography - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Today's Flickr photo (below) called to mind the beautiful black and white photography of Cartier-Bresson. Working in Paris in the years before and after World War II, he produced work that emphasized the captured moment. It was called, famously in the title of a book and an exhibition of his work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the "decisive moment".

It still represents the essence of the medium, its ability to freeze an instant of life.

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