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Henri Cartier-Bresson  Michelle Dollois
Some of His Work
Alicante  <ul><li>1932 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
The Allée du Prado <ul><li>1932 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
Downtown <ul><li>1947 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
Hyères <ul><li>1932 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
Brie <ul><li>1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
Aquila <ul><li>1951 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
Liverpool <ul><li>1962 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
Shanghai <ul><li>1948 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
Trieste <ul><li>1933 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
Hyde Park in the Grey Drizzle <ul><li>1937 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
His Life <ul><li>Born August 22 1908, in Chanteloup, France </li></ul><ul><li>He studied in Paris with André Lhote </li></...
His Life <ul><li>Bought his first 35-mm Leica  </li></ul><ul><li>camera in 1933 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Became his camera of...
His Life <ul><li>Prisoner to Germans in 1940-1943 </li></ul><ul><li>1947 had exhibit in MoMA and founded Magnum Photos </l...
His Goal <ul><li>“ Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, </li></ul><ul><li>in the confines of one single photogr...
His Goal + Interests <ul><li>He wished to be a silent unseen witness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He covered the chrome bits of c...
Reputation <ul><li>He was known for capturing the “decisive moment”  </li></ul><ul><li>Helped establish photojournalism as...
<ul><li>Children Playing Cowboys With Guns  </li></ul><ul><li>1951 </li></ul>
Analysis <ul><li>Focal Point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading lines </li></ul></ul>
Analysis <ul><li>Rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pillar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moveme...
Analysis <ul><li>Playful </li></ul><ul><li>Youthful </li></ul><ul><li>Innocent </li></ul>
Why Henri? <ul><li>Photos aren’t posed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captures movement and emotion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Composit...
In Conclusion... <ul><li>Henri Cartier-Bresson was a photographer, filmmaker, drawer, and painter </li></ul><ul><li>Took p...
Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.dptips-central.com/henry-cartier-bresson.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://so30s.tumblr.com/po...
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  1. 1. Henri Cartier-Bresson Michelle Dollois
  2. 2. Some of His Work
  3. 3. Alicante <ul><li>1932 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Allée du Prado <ul><li>1932 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
  5. 5. Downtown <ul><li>1947 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hyères <ul><li>1932 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
  7. 7. Brie <ul><li>1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
  8. 8. Aquila <ul><li>1951 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
  9. 9. Liverpool <ul><li>1962 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
  10. 10. Shanghai <ul><li>1948 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
  11. 11. Trieste <ul><li>1933 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
  12. 12. Hyde Park in the Grey Drizzle <ul><li>1937 </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White film </li></ul>
  13. 13. His Life <ul><li>Born August 22 1908, in Chanteloup, France </li></ul><ul><li>He studied in Paris with André Lhote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspired Cartier-Bresson to paint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1929: studied literature and painting at Cambridge </li></ul><ul><li>Became interested in photography </li></ul><ul><li>after seeing the work of Eugène </li></ul><ul><li>Atget and Man Ray </li></ul>
  14. 14. His Life <ul><li>Bought his first 35-mm Leica </li></ul><ul><li>camera in 1933 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Became his camera of choice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Started making documentary films in1937 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st on medical aid in Spanish Civil War </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1937 started reportage photography </li></ul><ul><li>Working with film director Jean Renoir taught him how to capture the essential moment </li></ul>
  15. 15. His Life <ul><li>Prisoner to Germans in 1940-1943 </li></ul><ul><li>1947 had exhibit in MoMA and founded Magnum Photos </li></ul><ul><li>1955 France honoured him with an exhibition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>400 of his photos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1960s he focused on film and then drawing in his later years </li></ul><ul><li>Died August 3, 2004 </li></ul>
  16. 16. His Goal <ul><li>“ Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, </li></ul><ul><li>in the confines of one single photograph, of </li></ul><ul><li>some situation that was in the process of </li></ul><ul><li>unrolling itself before my eyes” </li></ul><ul><li>- Henri Cartier-Bresson </li></ul>
  17. 17. His Goal + Interests <ul><li>He wished to be a silent unseen witness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He covered the chrome bits of camera with black tape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hid it under a handkerchief </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preferred capturing people + events </li></ul><ul><li>Reportage style and content </li></ul><ul><li>Documentary films </li></ul>
  18. 18. Reputation <ul><li>He was known for capturing the “decisive moment” </li></ul><ul><li>Helped establish photojournalism as an art form </li></ul>Dublin 1952
  19. 19. <ul><li>Children Playing Cowboys With Guns </li></ul><ul><li>1951 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Analysis <ul><li>Focal Point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading lines </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Analysis <ul><li>Rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pillar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaze </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Analysis <ul><li>Playful </li></ul><ul><li>Youthful </li></ul><ul><li>Innocent </li></ul>
  23. 23. Why Henri? <ul><li>Photos aren’t posed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captures movement and emotion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Composition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of line and shape </li></ul></ul>Alberto Giacometti, rue d'Alésia, Paris 1961
  24. 24. In Conclusion... <ul><li>Henri Cartier-Bresson was a photographer, filmmaker, drawer, and painter </li></ul><ul><li>Took photos from 1940s-70s </li></ul><ul><li>He is best known for his work in photojournalism and capturing the “decisive moment” </li></ul><ul><li>He is skilled in creating strong compositions </li></ul>
  25. 25. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.dptips-central.com/henry-cartier-bresson.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://so30s.tumblr.com/post/901797267/thetranscendentalmodernist-allee-du-prado </li></ul><ul><li>http://linkandoalto.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/consideracoes-sobre-a-solidao-retratada-por-cartier-bresson/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.ricecracker.net/2010/02/24/cartier-bresson-kertesz-koudelka/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://kentbeatty.com/2008/10/12/great-photographers-henri-cartier-bresson/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://ultraorange.net/2007/12/13/henri-cartier-bresson-aquila-degli-abruzi-1952-2/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://ysvoice.tumblr.com/post/2650510052/bresson-1948 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tate.org.uk/liverpool/exhibitions/centreofthecreativeuniverse/guide/room1.shtm </li></ul><ul><li>http://so30s.tumblr.com/post/435365769/trieste-henri-cartier-bresson-1933 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/henri-cartierbresson-from-amateur-snapper-to-photographic-icon-790386.html?action=Gallery&ino=4 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iphotocentral.net/search/detail.php/256/Henri+Cartier-Bresson/20/11422/1 </li></ul><ul><li>http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f81/henri-cartier-bresson-hcb-photographer-55083-2.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.betty-ck145.de/docujan/early/fotograf.html l </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.biography.com/articles/Henri-Cartier-Bresson-9240139 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/henri_cartierbresson.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.photo-seminars.com/Fame/bresson.htm </li></ul>
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