Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer and painter who was known for exclusively using the standard Leica camera. Cartier-Bresson began to study painting and became accomplished at disposition and composition. He was active in World War II, but was captured by the Germans. Following his successful escape, he and fellow photographers such as Frank Capa founded the photo collective Magnum Photos in 1947. He worked with many major newspapers and published several highly acclaimed photo books. In the 1970s he began to increasingly work with painting.
Cartier-Bresson won the 1982 Hasselblad Award.
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In 1962, when native New Yorker Joel Meyerowitz, first picked up a camera and started shooting the streets of NYC, he would go on to become a pioneer for colour photography, as well as documenting some of recent history's most poignant moments, including 9/11.