Gelatin Silver Photograph
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
In a scene ubiquitous in Impressionist paintings Cartier-Bresson’s “Juvisy, France” portrays two couples picnicking on the banks of the river Marne. The elevation of the viewer’s vantage point at the top of the steep bank initiates a visual cascade effect as they glance down at the picnickers who are looking down to a boat as it rests on the sky-mirroring river.
Modern Photography, Straight Photography, Photojournalism, Documentary Photography
Born: 22 August 1908, Chantelop-en-Brie, France
Died: 3 August 2004, Montjustin, France
Cartier-Bresson was an artist and humanist photographer renowned for his candid photography and as an early user of 35mm film. A pioneer of Street Photography Cartier-Bresson viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment
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