The Mind's Eye

Writings on Photography and Photographers

Photographs and essays by Henri Cartier-Bresson

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5 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches 112 pages, 16 black-and-white images and illustrations Hardcover 978-0-89381-875-3 Designed by Amy Henderson

Henri Cartier-Bresson's writings on photography and photographers have been published sporadically over the past 45 years. His essays--several of which have never before been translated into English--are collected here for the first time. The Mind's Eye features Cartier-Bresson's famous text on "the decisive moment" as well as his observations on Moscow, Cuba and China during turbulent times. These essays ring with the same immediacy and visual intensity that characterize his photography.


Henri Cartier-Bresson (born in Chanteloup, France, 1908; died in Montjustin, Alpes-de- Haute-Provence, France, 2004) began his career in photography in 1930. A pioneer of the documentary photography genre, he was one the founders, along with Robert Capa, of the pho- tography agency Magnum. He is considered one of the major artists of the twentieth century, and his work has appeared in hundreds of publications, museums, and galleries around the world.

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