Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

The joy of geometry. When you realise that everything is right.” – HCB

Documentary on HCB. Not a biography. An interview. With HCB (and few others like Arthur Miller, Isabelle Huppert, etc.) on his photographs ranging from the 1920s to the present, his drawings, and paintings.

HCB on his images: “That is so long ago. And still so immediate. Thats why there is no such thing as death. Everything lives on. Suddenly scenes come back to the mind’s eye.

I live from day to day. The past is a tabula rasa. But it usually comes back like a burp.” – HCB on memories.

A photo is like a stab of a knife. Painting is meditation.” – HCB on painting

Review at NY Times.

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