Hear It Straight from Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1958

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It never occurred to me that we could actually hear legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson speak. The very concept smacks of synesthesiaIt isn't, of course. No matter. There is something deeply inspiring about hearing the actual man, recorded on vinyl during an interview back in ’58, sharing his thoughts on photography.   

There is so little I want to write about this; I just want you to hear and read the interview yourself.

You may not agree with all of it, and that’s fine. But you WILL be richer for it.


An Interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson from 1958

Via Petapixel:

A couple of months ago, we shared an interview with the photographer known as Weegee that was released in the 1958 vinyl record titled “Famous Photographers Tell How.” On that same record is an interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson in which the legendary photojournalist shares his thoughts on what photography is, the way he approaches it, and various opinions on theory and technique.

Read full article and video transcription at “Petapixel “An Interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson from 1958”

Note: it is our policy to give credit as well as deserved traffic to our news sources – so we don't repost the entire article – sorry, I know you want the juicy bits, but I feel it is only fair that their site get the traffic and besides, you just might make a new friend and find an advertiser that has something you've never seen before

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh is the founder of Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions. He and the team write, direct, shoot, score, and edit web-centric films; conduct photo shoots; and write copy, white papers and blog posts. Hugh also writes screenplays (he recently optioned a TV pilot) and just published his first eBook (Apple's iPhone: The Next Video Revolution). If it's about telling stories, it's in their wheelhouse.

And always with the ambition of authenticity, humanity and wit.
Hugh Brownstone

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