Friday, January 28, 2011

henri cartier-bresson

the father of street photography, and with an mfa in photography images etched in my mind. last night i went to see selected images from the life's work of Henri Cartier-Bresson.

it was like chicken soup for my head and heart. i find comfort in looking at a body of work made though most of the world's huge changes which can maintain a sense of humor about itself and its subjects or in the same scope be calm and intimate and reflective. the first photo of the couple on the train is my favorite of his. 

if you are in the bay area, you should go to the sfmoma and see the show. otherwise i encourage you to take a few minutes and look at his photos online or better yet - find a library with a few of his books and spend some time with them. 

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