Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson was born in Chanteloup-en-Brie in 1908. He initially studied painting and began photographing in the 1930s. Cartier-Bresson co-founded Magnum in 1947 and subsequently travelled extensively. In the late 1960s he returned to his original passion, drawing. In 2003 Cartier-Bresson established the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, one year before his death.