Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

Images á la Sauvette (‘images on the run’), was the original title of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s book, The Decisive Moment, published in 1952. The book was a revelation in our understanding of how the camera views the world. The photographs managed to merge art and documentation within a single publication. Henri stated, “To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”

Henri Matisse, Vence, France, 1944
Truman Capote, New Orleans, 1947

The International Center of Photography (NYC) is currently exhibiting the work of Henri and his book The Decisive Moment, from now until September 2, 2018. Check out more information here.