Cartier-Bresson, Henri (Cartier-Bresson Henry)( French photographer.)
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Biography Cartier-Bresson, Henri (Cartier-Bresson Henry)
August 22, 1908 in Shantlu near Paris. He studied painting with Andre Lot. In 1929, attended lectures on art at Cambridge University. With enthusiasm shot 'Leica', including the natives of the African bush. The first exhibition of photographs of Cartier-Bresson took place in 1933 in Spain. In 1936-1939 he was an assistant of French director Jean Renoir.
During the Second World War, Cartier-Bresson had been a corporal in the French army. Captured, he escaped and joined the resistance. In 1945, commissioned by the U.S. military information service made the film The Return - a deep and touching picture of the return of prisoners of war in France.
After the war, in 1947, Cartier-Bresson was one of the founders of the association photojournalists 'Magnum' in New York. He received many orders from major magazines of America and other countries. He worked in China, Indonesia, Egypt, etc.. countries. In 1947 organized the first large exhibition of his works in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Exhibitions were organized in Paris, Milan, Tokyo and Cologne.
In 1952 a book was published Cartier-Bresson decisive moment, which includes about a hundred of his best pictures. In this book, in the light went out for another five albums Wizard - Europeans, Muscovites (both 1955), The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson (1968, in which the pictures from the past forty years), Face of Asia (1972), of Russia (1974). In the late 1960's - 1970 Cartier-Bresson made films, in particular California experiences (1969) and Southern imagery (1971).