Henri Cartier-Bresson

1908 - 2004

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson (French: [kaʁtje bʁɛsɔ̃]; August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment.Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Cartier-Bresson has received more than 1,196,143 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular photographer.

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Among photographers, Henri Cartier-Bresson ranks 2 out of 87Before him are Nadar. After him are Alexander Rodchenko, Alberto Korda, Helmut Newton, Eadweard Muybridge, Robert Doisneau, Dora Maar, Heinrich Hoffmann, Vivian Maier, Ansel Adams, and Julia Margaret Cameron.

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Among people born in 1908, Henri Cartier-Bresson ranks 14Before him are Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, Lev Landau, and Bette Davis. After him are Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Simon Wiesenthal, Edward Teller, Olivier Messiaen, John Bardeen, and Anna Magnani. Among people deceased in 2004, Henri Cartier-Bresson ranks 8Before him are Yasser Arafat, Marlon Brando, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, Juliana of the Netherlands, and Francis Crick. After him are Françoise Sagan, Czesław Miłosz, Peter Ustinov, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Ahmed Yassin, and Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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Among people born in France, Henri Cartier-Bresson ranks 329 out of 4,109Before him are François Mauriac (1885), Marguerite de Navarre (1492), Charles, Count of Valois (1270), Jules Rimet (1873), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), and Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707). After him are Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Jeanne d'Albret (1528), Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), and J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940).


Among photographers born in France, Henri Cartier-Bresson ranks 2Before him are Nadar (1820). After him are Robert Doisneau (1912), Dora Maar (1907), Elliott Erwitt (1928), André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819), Marc Riboud (1923), Étienne Carjat (1828), Claude Cahun (1894), Hippolyte Bayard (1801), and Hedi Slimane (1968).

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