Michelle, Angela, and Travis.
✤ Born 1908, Died 2004.
✤ Born in France, and originally a painter, Bresson later turned to
✤ Traveled all over the world to take pictures, especially after forming
‘Magnum Photos’ with fellow photographers Robert Capa, David
Seymour, and George Rodger.
✤ A street photographer, Bresson took many pictures of everyday life in
many different enviroments ranging from the U.S. during WWII, to
the Soviet Union just before it’s fall.
"Siphnos, Greece, 1961"
Marilyn Monroe during the making of "The Misﬁts", 1962
✤ "Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1954"
✤ “Brie” by Henri Cartier-Bresson, June 1968, Brie, France
✤ Originally a painter, Bresson thought of photography as just a way
“All I care about these days is painting — photography has never
been more than a way into painting, a sort of instant drawing.”
✤ The United States, France, India, Mexico, China, Japan, Canada, the
Soviet Union (Russia)
✤ Photographed from 1931 - 1975 (Retired from photography)
Camera: Leica 35 mm. Normal 50mm lenses, or wide angle lenses.
✤ Never used a ﬂash. Never cropped prints, always left the ﬁrst
millimeter of clear negative around the image resulting in a black
border around the image.