Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Also known as Bresson, Henri Cartier

Nationality: French

Biography:
Known as the father of photojournalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer who helped develop the street photography style, which is also known as the life reportage style. Cartier-Bresson began his career in art as a painter studying in the Lhote Academy in 1927 under André Lhote, an experience that forever influenced the composition of his photography. He then studied at the University of Cambridge, and then served in the French Army before having an affair and going to Africa for a time. When he returned to France, he turned from painting to photography. He was inspired by the Surrealists’ approach to photography. He was also particularly interested in taking photos on the street to capture the world how it actually was. During WWII, he served again in the French Army and was captured and sent to a prisoner of war camp. He managed to escape on his third attempt and began working for the French underground, taking photos of the occupation of France and helping others escape. Later, he went all across the world covering stories, including Ghandi’s funeral and the last stage of the Chinese Civil War. In 1952, he published his book The Decisive Moment. Cartier-Bresson won many awards for his work, including the Overseas Press Club of America Award and the Hasselblad Award. His influential works can be seen in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City along with a host of others.


 

Henri Cartier-Bresson Original Art Values Sold at Auction

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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (French, 1908-2004) Île de la Cité, 1952 Gelatin silver, printed later 11-3/4 x 17-1/...
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (French, 1908-2004)Île de la Cité, 1952Gelatin silver, printed later11-3/4 x 17-1/2 inches (...
Lot 74054
Auction 5210
Sunday, May 3, 2015
$25,000.00
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (French, 1908-2004) Rue Mouffetard, 1954 Gelatin silver 14 x 9-3/8 inches (35.6 x 23.8 cm) Sig
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (French, 1908-2004)Rue Mouffetard, 1954Gelatin silver14 x 9-3/8 inches (35.6 x 23.8 cm)Sig...
Lot 74086
Auction 5210
Sunday, May 3, 2015
$25,000.00
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) Seville, 1933 Gelatin silver, 1950s 9-1/4 x 14-5/8 inches (23.5 x 37.1 cm)
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004)Seville, 1933Gelatin silver, 1950s9-1/4 x 14-5/8 inches (23.5 x 37.1 cm)...
Lot 73119
Auction 5253
Sunday, April 17, 2016
$16,250.00
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (French, 1908-2004) Hyères, France, 1932 Gelatin silver, 2000 11-3/4 x 17-1/2 inches (29.8...
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (French, 1908-2004)Hyères, France, 1932Gelatin silver, 200011-3/4 x 17-1/2 inches (29.8 x 44...
Lot 74242
Auction 5176
Saturday, April 5, 2014
$11,250.00
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, 1932 Gelatin silver, printed later 15-
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004)Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, 1932Gelatin silver, printed later15-...
Lot 73160
Auction 5298
Friday, May 19, 2017
$11,250.00

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ItemCurrent Bid
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) Villagers of Reit-im-Winkl to comment on the film from Film: Decision Befor
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004)Villagers of Reit-im-Winkl to comment on the film from Film: Decision Befor...
Lot 73347
Auction 5328
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
$500.00
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Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) Valencia, Spain, 1933 Gelatin silver, printed later 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches (1
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004)Valencia, Spain, 1933Gelatin silver, printed later6-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches (1...
Lot 73142
Auction 5328
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
$5,000.00
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Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) A Spanish Scene: Village of Ariza, Aragon, Spain, 1953 Gelatin silver, print...
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004)A Spanish Scene: Village of Ariza, Aragon, Spain, 1953Gelatin silver, print...
Lot 73139
Auction 5328
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
$2,100.00
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