Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cartier-Bresson's "Decisive Moment"

Henri Cartier-Bresson was arguably one of the most gifted photographers (in photojournalism) that has ever used a camera. One of his earliest books, a mini masterpiece of exposition on the art and craft of photography as well as timeless images, was called the "Decisive Moment" (and is now a catch phrase for which he is justly famous). It is also notoriously difficult to obtain; Amazon, for example, lists a used copy for $1600! Here is a site, however, that has lovingly reproduced the entire opus on-line, one page at a time. It is an incredible gift to the photography community. Read, and enjoy!


Lori Witzel said...

What a gift -- thank you for sharing! I've been trying to find quotes from Cartier-Bresson, and am very grateful for the link.

Gazelle said...

This is great! Thanks for posting the link - I always wanted to be able to flip through this book.

Unknown said...

Decisive Moment has captured the Theory of Dynamic symmetry in this one shot.Salute great master.