Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/04/11

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Subject: Re: Cartier-Bresson
From: Charles E. Dunlap <>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 96 12:52:30 PDT

>Those of you out there who are fond of Henri Cartier-Bresson's
>work might be interested to have a look at the collection of his
>photographs of Paris, published in 1994 as "A Propos de Paris" by the
>Bullfinch Press of Little, Brown and Company.  A number of the prints have
>never been published before and, to my eye, most of them have a lovely
>tonal scale.  I would love to have seen the show from which these were
>taken.  In his acknoweldgements at the end, Cartier-Bresson thanks his
>printer Jean Genoud of Lausanne, for "reproducing all of the subtleties 
>of tone".  He concludes by acknowledging "the Leica", his "constant 
>travelling companion", without which "these images would have remained 
>buried in an unreliable memory".
>Happy viewing
>Gary Toop

I second the recommendation. I've had this book out of the library for a 
while now, and the more I look through it the more I am aware of his eye 
for composition as apart from his eye for the decisive moment.


Charles E. Dunlap
Earth Sciences Dept.
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064