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  1. The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.

  2. Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.

  3. We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.

  4. Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick.

  5. The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.

  6. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.

  7. Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.

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  8. To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

  9. To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.

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About Henri Cartier-Bresson

Name Henri Cartier-Bresson
About Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalis
Quotes 9 quotes
Nationality French
Profession Photographer
Birthday October 16
Top topics itself, photograph, haven, captured, late

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