Ile de la Cité, ParisArtist(s)Henri Cartier-BressonArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1952; printed laterMedium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
11 15/16 in x 15 7/8 in (30.32 cm x 40.32 cm)Credit LineGift of Maxine and Lawrence K. SniderSubject matter
Henri Cartier-Bresson is known for “the decisive moment,” the fleeting time in which a photographer must make an instantaneous decision. Bresson began photographing seriously in 1930, acquiring a Leica, which was used throughout his career photographing some of the 20th century’s most important events. Bresson co-founded Magnum Photos with Robert Capa, David Seymour, and George Rodger. After 1970, Bresson turned to drawing, photographing only occasionally.Physical Description
A photograph of an island on a foggy day. On either side of the island, two bridges stretch out of the composition. Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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bodies of water (natural)
bridges (built works)