Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Birthdate: (95)
Birthplace: Chanteloup-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Death: August 2, 2004 (95)
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Immediate Family:

Son of André Léon Louis Cartier-Bresson and Marthe Cartier-Bresson
Husband of <private> Franck
Partner of Ratna Mohini Eicke
Brother of Denise Marret; Jacqueline Sadoul; Nicole Lesèvre and Claude Cartier-Bresson

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About Henri Cartier-Bresson


Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" or "life reportage" style that has influenced generations of photographers who followed.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson's Timeline

August 22, 1908
Chanteloup-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
August 2, 2004
Age 95
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France