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 12:31:23 2006

I would imagine that everyone of us except Slobodan has taken a few mediocre
pictures in her or his career, and "Man and Machine" certainly ranks near
the bottom of Cartier-Bresson's public opera, along with "Photoportraits."
The depth and range of H.C.-B.'s work is enormous and enormously varied and
as a body represents, in my opinion, the greatest achievement of any
photographer working in 35 mm.  Just my opinion, though.

Buzz Hausner

On 4/12/06 3:21 PM, "Walt Johnson" <> wrote:

> The local library has a copy of Man and Machine, an early and very
> journalistic collection by ( also very mediocre) HCB. Many of his images
> could qualify as "feature art" although the majority may be a bit quiet
> for the local press.
> Walt
> Buzz Hausner wrote:
>> 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."
>> Buzz

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