Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/12

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Subject: [Leica] H.C._B., Journaliste? Mais oui!
From: buzz.hausner at (Buzz Hausner)
Date: Wed Apr 12 12:02:54 2006

Depends how one defines "Journalist," B.D.  Cartier-Bresson did publish his
work in various journals, including photographic essays in Life Magazine.
His photographs of Gandhi's assassination and aftermath should certainly
count as journalism.  Was that his principal occupation?  No.  Was he better
at it than most of us?  As they say in Minnesota, "you betcha."


On 4/12/06 2:50 PM, "B. D. Colen" <> wrote:

> Journalist? HCB? I think not. ;-)
> On 4/12/06 2:40 PM, "Walt Johnson" <> wrote:
>> Perhaps I should rephrase that? How can it be assumed HCB was either
>> responsible for being a colonialist or irresponsible for not repudiating
>> it. There are times when one's gifts (if we have them) transcend the day
>> to day issues that may be extant. If HCB's work doesn't indicate a
>> certain humanism to those who see it I'd question that person's
>> background and world view, not Cartier-Bresson's.
>> In addition, claiming photojournalism was created to reinforce a
>> European hegemony Is just too French an attitude for anyone to sincerely
>> advocate. Now you might understand my remarks about wasting time
>> socializing on assignments. Inculcation, my dear Watson, inculcation.
>> Walt

Replies: Reply from walt at (Walt Johnson) ([Leica] H.C._B., Journaliste? Mais oui!)
In reply to: Message from bdcolen at (B. D. Colen) ([Leica] Why we photograph, artists who photograph, and HCB - golden mean)