August 22 was born Henri Cartier-Bresson – a living legend, without which it is impossible to imagine photographic art of the XX century.
“When the photographer brings the viewfinder, the line of sight passes through his eyes, his head and heart” – so described his work a French photographer, the father of photojournalism and the founder of the genre of “street photography” by Henri Cartier-Bresson. His black-and-white pictures – the story, the atmosphere, the breath and the rhythm of the life of an era, and his photographs are studying hundreds of contemporary photographers. photovide.vom chose the best shots of the legendary wizard.
Henri Cartier-Bresson was growing up in France in the family of a wealthy industrialist, the owner of manufacturing, but with the early years of painting and his art excited the imagination. The first teacher and the man who discovered the boy a sense of beauty, was his uncle Louis, under the supervision of which Henry began practicing in painting and drawing.
In the 30 years young Bresson sees the famous image of the Hungarian photojournalist Martin Munkachi ” Three Boys at Lake Tanganyika . ” “I suddenly realized that through photography can capture the infinite in one moment of time” – Cartier-Bresson wrote many years later – “And this picture has convinced me of that. In this picture so much tension, so much spontaneity, so many joys of life, so much weirdness that even today I can not bear to look at him. ” Later the photographer first picked up a Leica camera, since then, more than forty years has become “an extension of his eye.”