I could have looked at these photos all day

I visited MOMA on Friday for the Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition. There were hundreds of his photographs taken over his entire career, beginning in the 1930’s. He had an uncanny ability to capture the essence of a situation with detail and rich texture in black and white. “The decisive moment” was his term for that window of time that a photographer needs to be open to in order to fully capture a scene.

Although he photographed many celebrities, politicians and artists, I am most amazed at his ability to find beauty in the most ordinary and banal of scenes. Here are a few examples. I want to go back to the exhibit because I could imagine staring at his photos for hours on end… they are that beautiful.

Published by Elizabeth Pizzuti

Design, art, and cats mostly

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