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Henri Cartier-Bresson - Photography

I recently discovered him and am wondering how renowned he is? Is he among the top 25 photographers of all time, top 50? He seems pretty important but I can't gauge just how important. Thanks, Tim...

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    Default Henri Cartier-Bresson

    I recently discovered him and am wondering how renowned he is? Is he
    among the top 25 photographers of all time, top 50? He seems pretty
    important but I can't gauge just how important.
    Thanks,
    Tim
    Tim Guest

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    > I recently discovered him and am wondering how renowned he is? Is he 

    I never could figure out why people thought he was so great, but then I
    can't figure out most of the fine arts stuff.
    Randall Guest

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    Default Re: Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Tim wrote:
     

    Make it top 10.


    Paolo Guest

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    Those Top Ten being? =)

    Paolo Pizzi wrote: 
    >
    > Make it top 10.[/ref]


    Mathias Guest

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    Mathias Schmid wrote:
     

    Since I hate to give them a rank (actually I equally love
    their works, albeit very different from one another), I'll
    just list them in alphabetical order:

    - Ansel Adams
    - Manuel Alvarez Bravo
    - Diane Arbus
    - Bill Brandt
    - Henri Cartier-Bresson
    - Jacques-Henry Lartigue
    - Tina Modotti
    - Irving Penn
    - Alfred Stieglitz
    - Edward Weston

    This is, of course, a very PERSONAL list
    (i.e. my favorites, for different reasons) and,
    as such, it has no pretense to be absolute or
    objective.


    Paolo Guest

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    > - Diane Arbus

    Oh jeez...stop reading and believing Popular Photography.
    Randall Guest

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    Randall Ainsworth wrote: 
    >
    > Oh jeez...stop reading and believing Popular Photography.[/ref]

    Well, I'm glad you have a problem with only ONE
    from my list...:-)

    No, I don't read Popular Photography, at least not
    on a regular basis. Actually I'm quite astonished that
    a magazine aimed squarely at the amateur and strictly
    interested in the technical details would appreciate the
    "radical" works of Diane Arbus, as her strength does
    not lie in faultless technique but rather in the innovative
    concept of putting at the center of the attention those
    individuals that society has relegated at the very edge
    (I know, I know, lots of photographer do that today,
    but she came up with the idea first: Arbus has spawned
    legions of copycats all over the world.) It is significant
    that Diane Arbus was the first American photographer
    to be represented at the Venice Biennale, a true artist
    IMHO. Some people, however, don't believe
    photographers should be artists, more like artisans
    maybe. I have to strongly disagree with that.

    BTW, I did not include Man Ray in my list not because
    I don't consider him one of the masters of the XX century,
    but because calling him a "photographer" would do a
    great disservice to the inventor of multi-media art.


    Paolo Guest

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    For the most part, your list was all fine art photogs. I've never
    been able to figure that stuff out. I guess I prefer reality over
    somebody who covers somebody with a sheet and calls it art.
    Randall Guest

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    "Tim" <com> wrote in message
    news:google.com... 


    Number -= 1 =-

    I've never seen so many pictures by a photographer that I'd
    wished I'd taken.

    H.


    howard Guest

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