Cartier-bresson was a trailblazer for spontaneous, candid photography. He travelled all over the world as a photojournalist, and he was even taken as a prisoner of war by the Nazis during World War II. Among Cartier-bresson’s most famous collections is his coverage of the communist victory in China, as well as the aftermath of Gandhi’s assassination in India. In 1952, he published his book Images à la Sauvette, which remains one of the most celebrated photographic works to this day.
Cartierbresson was a co-founder of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency alongside a number of other photographers, including Robert Capa
Cartier-bresson favoured a Lecia camera to capture his photographs