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Henri Cartier-Bresson Inspired Workshop

29 October

Lets celebrate Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) who pioneered the genre of street photography. In 1947 he co-founds the most famous, prestige and first in the world photo agency Magnum Photos in Paris. In 1948 he cover the death of Mahatma Gandhi in India. He was in China, during the last days of Chinese Civil War in 1949. He photographed Beijing as the city was falling to communists. Cartier-Bresson’s photography took him to many places, including China, Mexico, Canada, the United States, India, Japan, Indonesia and the Soviet Union. He became the first Western photographer to photograph “freely” in the post-war Soviet Union.

He photographed according to his concept of decisive moment. During those workshops we will try to understand Bresson’s concept of decisive moment, the way how he shoot pictures, review his the best photos and shoot like Henri Cartier-Bresson.

On this Workshop you will learn:
Biography of Henri-Cartier Bresson – 40min
Short movie of Henri Cartier-Bresson when he explains concept of decisive moment – 10 minutes
Summary of concept of decisive moment and key points – 20min
Review of the most famous photos of HBC – focus on concept of decisive moment – 40min
Photo shooting – according to concept of decisive moment – street photography – 3h
review photos – 1h

Join Us!

PS 1. It is not a problem if U stay only for the presentation 🙂
PS 2. Feel free to take with U some drinks&snacks!

PICZ Club Members ( – free entry
PICZ non-members – 20CHF (have to pay for studio rental)



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