The Decisive Moment, Explained

Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one that fixes the precise moment. We play with things that disappear and that, once disappeared, it is impossible to revive. For us, what disappears, disappears forever: hence our anguish and also the essential originality of our trade.”

“What comes out of that camera is no stranger to the economy of a world of waste, where tensions are increasingly



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