Henri Cartier-Bresson Rank
Henri Cartier-Bresson Rank
About Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson, also known as the “Master of Candid Photography”, was a renowned French photographer remembered for turning candid photography into an art form as well as for his instrumental contribution towards the development of street photography. Today, many professional photographers around the globe cite him as a major influence.
His first marriage was to Ratna Mohini, who was a popular Javanese dancer. The marriage lasted from 1937 to 1967 without producing any children. In 1970, he married his second wife documentary and portrait photographer Martine Franck. The pair had a daughter named Mélanie.
He served in the French Army during World War II and was captured by the Nazis during the Battle of France.
As a prisoner of war, he performed all manner of forced labor in Nazi prison camps for almost three years, during which he tried to escape on three occasions and succeeded at his third attempt in 1943.
Famous quotes by Henri Cartier-Bresson
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.Henri Cartier-Bresson
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson's Popularity
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a famous French photographer, who was born on August 22, 1908. As a person born on this date, Henri Cartier-Bresson is listed in our database as the 17th most popular celebrity for the day (August 22) and the 13th most popular for the year (1908).
People born on August 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Henri Cartier-Bresson is the 476th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Henri Cartier-Bresson's birthday, Henri Cartier-Bresson is the 80th most famous French.
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