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The Centre Pompidou has an exhibit dedicated to Henri Cartier-Bresson, famous for the “decisive moment,” or the photographer’s genius at grabbing a shot at precisely the right moment. The five hundred works on display mark the 10th anniversary of his … Continue reading

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Il n’y a rien dans ce monde qui n’ait un moment décisif

Henri Cartier-Bresson, the French father of photojournalism and street photography, was born on August 22, 1908. Son of a wealthy textile merchant, he disappointed his father by pursuing his interest in photography rather than taking over the family business. He … Continue reading

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