Henri Cartier-Bresson. Spanish Morocco, Asilah, 1933.
1908 – 2004, France
Cartier-Bresson's notion of the 'decisive moment' changed photojournalism. Known for their precise, almost architectonic framing and conciseness, his photographs represent one of the most coherent and complete bodies of work of all time. He claimed that the adventurer within compelled him to 'testify, with an instrument quicker than a brush, to the scars of the world.' Together with Robert Capa, David Seymour (Chin), and George Rodger, Cartier-Bresson was instrumental in helping photographers gain the rights to their own photographs.