Headshot, portrait, street and documentary photographer in NYC and Jersey City

alastair.arthur@gmail.com

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Legends - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Born:

1908 (died 2004), France

Locations:

global

Gear:

Leica

Influences:

Martin Munkacsi

Peers:

Walker Evans
Robert Capa
David Seymour

“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.”

“A photograph is neither taken or seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.”

“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept”

Key Publications:

 

From One China to Another (1954)
The Europeans and People of Moscow (1955)
The Face of Asia (1972)
The Decisive Moment (1973)

References:

 

Wikipedia

Shooter Files

ICP