Oh merde…

BBC: Cartier-Bresson dies at 95
Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the 20th Century's most important photographers, has died just weeks short of his 96th birthday, it has been announced.

Cartier-Bresson was a real hero of mine. In my opinion, he was the greatest photographer of all time. His practice of trying to capture what he termed the decisive moment led to countless classic photographs. Here is my all-time favourite, entitled Cardinal Pacelli, Paris, 1938. It sums up in a single image everything that is wrong about organised religion. Cardinal Pacelli went on to become Pope Pius XII.

Cardinal Pacelli, Paris, 1938

…I always thought a better title for this photograph would be Kiss My Ring.


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