on Cartier-Bresson’s approach

“Henri Cartier-Bresson’s approach exemplifies this interest in the autonomy of modernist photographs. Cartier-Bresson took many of his photographs as a professional photojournalist, reporting on conditions and events around the world in multi-image picture-stories. Yet he regularly republished single images from these stories in anthologies with little or no captioning, elevating them in the process from a context of journalism to art.”

Lucy Soutter, “Why Art Photography?”

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