It never occurred to me that we could actually hear legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson speak. The very concept smacks of synesthesia. It 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
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”
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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)