AMERICAN PHOTO: COLLECTOR’S ISSUE: HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
HCB AND ME
Henri Cartier‑Bresson's revolutionary way of seeing has influenced scores of photographers. From light to composition to content, here's what several documentary image-makers have to say about the maestro:
September/October 1997
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Portrait by Michael James O’Brien


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Portrait by Michael James O’Brien

MARY ELLEN MARK is working on a 30‑year retrospective book and exhibition. "Cartier‑Bresson was the first photographer whose work I saw when I had just started taking pictures. Ever since that moment, he has been a never‑ending source of inspiration to me. His photographs are always very human moments caught with a rare elegance, passion, and a perfect sense of frame."

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