You may be familiar with the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, the legendary master of photography, but how well do you really know him?
Our newly-extended exhibition, Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame, reveals only a few emblematic moments from Cartier-Bresson’s prodigious career. Throughout his lifetime, the photographer not only captured some of the most iconic images of the 20th century, but became venerated and adored for his philosophy on both the artistic process and life itself.
Today, August 22, 2017, Cartier-Bresson would have turned 99 years old. To celebrate his birthday, we compiled these quotes, facts, and photographs to honor his on-going influence in the art world. Read on to learn about his artistry, including how many photos he took during his lifetime and what interested him even more than photography:
Cartier-Bresson on finding the perfect shot:
Where was Cartier-Bresson’s work published?
While Cartier-Bresson travelled around the world, his photo were published everywhere he went, spurring global acclaim of his work across 6 continents.
Cartier-Bresson on taking a photograph:
Who published his photos?
The French photographer has had his photographs featured in dozens of publications. A LIFE magazine feature in 1948 commenced his seven-decade-long career.
Cartier-Bresson’s tip for new photographers:
How many times was Cartier-Bresson published?
Over the course of his career, Cartier-Bresson had over six thousand published works, beginning from the 1930s and stretching until the early 2000s—despite his effective retirement from photography in 1968 to focus on drawing and painting.
Want to learn more about Cartier-Bresson? Make sure to check out Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame at the Rubin, now open until January 29, 2018.