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February 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm
The first picture is breathtaking: masterly!
February 7, 2012 at 3:13 pm
February 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm
how many humanity
February 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm
These photos are so lovely. Thank you for sharing!
February 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm
Love the quote!
And AMAZING captures :)
February 7, 2012 at 3:33 pm
Very true – Bresson took that single 35mm lens, and shot a photo like it was a movie. Very clever :)
Miss Red Socks
February 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Very moving images. Each one has a specific feeling.
February 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm
Sart-can you tell us more details about the first photo? It is so sad-why is the man crying?
February 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm
these pics make me feel chills
February 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm
Truly a great photographer, Bresson. His photographs elevate the moment into deep narrative. They always strike me, too, for their rich tonality… beautiful.
Marcel Da Chump
February 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm
To capture those “decisive moments”, one has to be practically invisible holding a camera; it’s a lot easier said than done.
February 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm
What a beautiful collection of photographs. Love them.
February 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Those pictures are so emotional. I mean there is so much feelings there …
Cartier-Bresson’s work has always taken my breath away, but I wasn’t aware of this book. Thank you for sharing!
February 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm
the 3rd photo is intimate. I like it altho I feel slightly like a voyeur.
February 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm
I would love to know the back story of the first image.
February 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm
Nice Photos. Wish I had ‘cartier’ as part of my name!
February 7, 2012 at 4:58 pm
This his History…
February 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm
For those who’ll visit Rome, photos of Cartier-Bresson can be seen at the Palazzo Incontro until 6th of May 2012.
February 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm
February 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm
Yes, he was indeed a great photographer.. The photo’s talk for themselves…
February 7, 2012 at 9:28 pm
Bresson was a true artist. He really knew how to capture the moment, the feeling, the story behind
February 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm
I love the second picture!
February 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm
the 1st photo…the young man is on the other side of the fence…..very upset ..why the 3rd photo very daring…Posolini
February 7, 2012 at 11:18 pm
I was curious about the first photo, as well. Here is the link to the NYT slide show: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/cartier-bressons-modern-century-at-moma/
It has other photos as well. That particular photo is of a son being reunited with his mother after they were separated during WWII. What a poignant story.
February 8, 2012 at 2:12 am
love this series! esp the last pic. soo cute.
February 8, 2012 at 3:56 am
That first photo is so beautiful and emotional! It takes my breath away..
February 8, 2012 at 3:59 am
Why is the Italian guy sitting on his friend lap? Curious…
February 8, 2012 at 5:23 am
Thank you Kati!
February 8, 2012 at 6:09 am
i love these vitage photos
Show Your Outfit!
antique engagement rings
February 8, 2012 at 7:02 am
Just a wonderful set of photos…. !
February 8, 2012 at 7:43 am
all wonderful. love that last one.
February 8, 2012 at 9:14 am
Your choice is really great … could write a story for each one …
February 8, 2012 at 10:24 am
Thank you for the “answer” to my “question”…
proletarian Great Gatsby
February 8, 2012 at 11:18 am
It isn’t just a photo.That is live ,love to humanity and beauty.Bravo!And thank you for sharing this with us.
February 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm
He’s my favorite. Not much else to say about it.
February 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm
This is so cool, please keep featuring photos tagged ‘Vintage’… I now find myself curious now to learn more about photography and read more into discussions like the one quoted from here… Thanks again.
February 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Im loving the first photo. So powerful and emotional. You can see how the emotion is truly the centre of this photo… the rest is blurred while the only thing that has stayed intact is the crying man. So strange too… the woman, she’s protecting him. Masterly.
February 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm
The 3-d foto A.Minghella saw for sure too)…remember the shot from his “Talanted Mr.Ripley”?
February 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm
February 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm
the last photo is such an expression of love/friendship/family/excitement.
i may save it for a screen saver.
February 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm
These photos reminds me so much of Hemmingway’s The Sun Also Rises book. Must’ve been how they were back then! Epic!
February 8, 2012 at 8:03 pm
That last picture is my favourite. Such a beautiful quiet moment.
February 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm
hi there – love the last photo – any chance you could post the title and date of the image? many thanks
February 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm
The last picture makes me thing of the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley.
February 10, 2012 at 3:55 am
amazing photos – he captures a moment in someone’s lives so beautifully – i especially love the image of the 2 men as you don’t see that sort of male to male affection captured very often
February 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm
Thank you Kati H. for posting the link. Great photos indeed! To have captured such incredible moments with such honest simple beauty … incredibly moving
February 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm
And perhaps to “fill the space with images” of humanity and “hope for change”…
Do you think this is what he meant?
February 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Three relatively obscure Bresson photographs. Three extremely good photographs
An incredibly good photographer.
February 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm
Moments in time caught superbly.
February 11, 2012 at 5:41 pm
The exhibit of his work at the MoMa a few years ago was fantastic. I wrote about the first one for a class. He captured everyone’s emotions in the frame and it conveys a feeling of the scene at that exact moment. Simply beautiful!
February 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm
all very powerful images. domo for sharing !
February 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm
That photo was totally used as a shot in ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’, right? so nice
February 17, 2012 at 12:09 am
Bresson’s work was always a reflection of human condition where it created a reflective state of mind that permeated the viewer’s reality. In that, it was extremely powerful and emotional. I find it strange that his photos would show up here, a site were we look at the surface of life – in a way that disables a person to see beyond what a person wears, and if in anyway this site reflects the human conditions it exposes our indulgence in material things, vanity and narcissism – these are the only emotions that wash up on this site. Bresson captured historical moments of pain and joy, unlike here and to use Bresson to extend your lack is a pathetic attempt.
February 19, 2012 at 11:04 am
The third shot is incredible…
Dlight from Paris,
La Rue A Du Style
February 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm
That last photo is BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely stunning.