About this artwork
Henri Cartier-Bresson became known for “the decisive moment,” an instantaneous composition of a scene, for which the photographer must act quickly and intuitively. As a photojournalist for Magnum Photos, the agency he founded with his colleagues Robert Capa and David “Chim” Seymour, he traveled across the world, photographing some of the most important events of the 20th century. Early in his career, he developed a distinct style of photography and made some of his most famous and enduring images.
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- Henri Cartier-Bresson
- Made 1932–1933
- Gelatin silver print
- Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, upper left, in graphite: "043"; verso, upper right, in blue ink: "73" or "13"; verso, center, in blue ink: "Henri Cartier Bresson / 31 rue de Lisbonne, Paris 8th"; stamped verso, center, in black ink: "JULIEN LEVY GALLERY / 602 MADISON AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY"; inscribed, lower left, in graphite: "35.1977"
- 29.6 × 19.9 cm
- Julien Levy Collection, Gift of Jean and Julien Levy