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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

In memoriam: Henri Cartier-Bresson

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I am sorry this post is, yet again, not about food. I am very sad to hear that Henri Cartier-Bresson passed away today at the age of 95 at his home in Montjustin, Provence.

His legendary work was famous for capturing le moment décisif: the decisive, elusive moment when everything comes together perfectly. His black and white photographs are not only beautiful but captivating, engaging, almost to the point of demanding participation from the part of the viewer.

There is much to learn from his art, his person, his point of view. The most important of which, perhaps, is that there is a decisive moment in every moment, one only needs to look to be able to see it.

"S'oublier, oublier l'appareil, être vivant, regarder."
Henri Cartier-Bresson 1908-2004

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