This wispy tribute to the father of photojournalism intercuts interviews with isabelle huppert, arthur miller, and other luminaries with footage of cartier. He studied cinema with paul strand in new york in 1935. More home movie than documentary, the impassioned eye sits photographer henri cartierbresson down to spin a few anecdotes about his art, shortly before his death in 2004. Upon his death in 2004 at the age of 96, peripatetic photographer henri cartierbresson was mourned as. Heinz butler entrevistas henri cartierbresson 19082004 no final da vida. The impassioned eye offers insight into the artistic process, documenting a man who approached photography with one simple directive. Jul 28, 2017 getting gear like henri cartierbresson gear like henri. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of. Henri cartierbresson, isabelle huppert, robert delpire. Arthur miller insists that cartierbressons studies of the american underclass are tragic, but the photographer himselfinterviewed for the documentary shortly before.
He described the leica as an extension of his eye nolan and slaughter 1999. Jan 03, 2006 more home movie than documentary, the impassioned eye sits photographer henri cartier bresson down to spin a few anecdotes about his art, shortly before his death in 2004. The minds eye is an exhibition in cooperation with the fondation cartier bresson, paris. Bresson is undoubtedly one of the masters of photography and this revealing documentary is absolutely fascinating. Obviously, the closest gear you could get to henri would be an old leica m4 with a 50mm and slower black and white film.
The impassioned eye 2003 starring henri cartierbresson and robert delpire on dvd and bluray. Henri cartierbresson developed a passion for filmmaking in the 1930s. Thats the case with heinz butlers henri cartierbresson. May 14, 2012 henri cartierbresson august 22, 1908 august 3, 2004 was a french photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. This film about him, directed by heinz butler, is based on interviews with cartier bresson late in life, pondering over his own pictures. Henri cartierbressons legacy is enormous as a photographer and a man, and for the many photographers he influenced in his long life. As some of you may know, henri cartier bresson was a master photographer. The whole film is shot as an interview and is not intended to be a biography as the. Today we take a look at a rare interview full of bresson inspiration and wisdom that really tend to hit home on many instances. A few others share observations, including isabelle huppert, arthur miller, and josef koudelka. Heinz butler interviews henri cartierbresson 19082004 late in life. He died on august 2, 2004 in lilesursorgue, vaucluse, france. One year after the film was released, cartierbresson passed away at the age of 95.
The centre pompidous wonderful henri cartier bresson retrospective reminds us why the photographer came to be known as the eye of the century. Dont just shoot 50mm because henri cartierbresson did so. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment cartierbresson was one of the founding members of magnum photos in 1947. The centre pompidous wonderful henri cartierbresson retrospective reminds us why the photographer came to be known as the eye of the century. Henri cartierbressons work is in the collections of museums throughout the world. Nov 01, 2016 salle posta urrugne france, presents henri cartierbressons limaginaire dapres nature the minds eye, from august 11 to november 1, 2016. Henri cartierbresson quotes author of henri cartierbresson. Throughout the 20th century, the roaming, lucid eye of henri cartier bresson, considered to be the greatest photographer of the last century and the grandfather of photojournalism, has captured the world of africa in the 1920s, crossed the tragic fortunes of the spanish civil war, accompanied the li. How to shoot street photography like henri cartierbresson. For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously.
Photographer with a knack for finding the moment the new york. The following had the privilege to acquire the master collection 385 prints chosen in 1979 by henri cartierbresson. With powerful individual vision, magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities. August 22, 1908 august 3, 2004 was a french humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. The impassioned eye someone has posted this lovely documentary about henri cartier bresson. Henri cartierbresson changing during the christian dior. Henri cartierbresson, the decisive moment video remembering henri cartierbresson henri cartierbresson the modern. In the small but stately film, completed a year before cartierbressons death at 95 in august. Henri cartierbresson was born in chanteloup, not far from paris, on august 22, 1908, the oldest of five children in a wealthy family so puritanically frugal, he once said, that as a small boy he. Photographer with a knack for finding the moment the new. Henri cartier bresson is to photography what welles is to film. Jan, 2006 photographer with a knack for finding the moment.
The minds eye is an exhibition in cooperation with the fondation cartierbresson, paris. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment. With henri cartierbresson, alexander brooks, robert delpire, elliott erwitt. This film about him, directed by heinz butler, is based on interviews with cartierbresson late in life, pondering over his own pictures. He was married to martine franck and ratna elie mohini. I removed the embedded video because it appears that it was uploaded on vimeo without the permission of the original owner. Henri cartier bresson captured the frenzy and beauty of dior fashion shows in 1947, 1953, 1957, and 1969. In the small but stately film, completed a year before cartierbressons death at 95 in. China breaking free of its past in pictures in november 1948, the great photographer went to shoot the last days of beijing. Well, it produces a true 50mm field of view, delivering an image similar to a scene as seen by the human eye and with minimum distortion.
The master photographer discusses his illustrious career. On display in both lot 9 and lot 10, cartier bresson embraced the methodical mayhem ensuing around him to demonstrate the orchestration of the days event rather than the fashion show itself. New world encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the wikipedia article in. Magnum photos is a photographic cooperative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer members.
Mar 06, 2014 henri cartier bresson august 22, 1908 august 3, 2004 was a french photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. He was a trained artist and used design techniques and the 1. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. Many of them are like gallery tours, with the artists and a handful of their greatest admirers walking viewers through a presentation of the work. Henri cartierbresson was born on august 22, 1908 in chanteloupenbrie, seineetmarne, france. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival. Henri cartierbresson august 22, 1908 august 3, 2004 was a french photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. However, that could cost you a couple of grand if you dont have one to hand. Documentaries about artists tend not to be like other kinds of documentaries, or even other kinds of movies. The eye of the century personal photographs from the collection of peter fetterman auction 12 december 2pm est 450 park avenue, new york ma p public viewing 5 11 december mondaysaturday 10am6pm sunday 12pm6pm highlights tour paris 7 17 november mondayfriday 10am6pm 46 rue du bac, paris hong kong 23 28. T hough there are worse ways to spend 72 minutes of your life, im not sure if henri cartier bresson. Sadly, he died in 2004 at 95 shortly after his interviews for the film.170 297 1319 546 932 1653 403 125 48 255 347 877 1588 1454 164 1258 827 634 1610 1305 760 727 276 824 666 1049 1181 1291 562 952 805 635 142 1311 1069 1319 1395 1256 228 1350 147 1097 1134 363 166