'We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.'
I've spent some of this morning looking over images by French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. His work surveys some of the central historical events of the twentieth-century, and includes images from the Nazi occupation of France during World War II, Ghandi's funeral in India in 1948, and the post-war Soviet Union. He also photographed an extensive range of artists, writers, philosophers, politicians and celebrities: including Alberto Giacometti, William Faulkner, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Henry Miller, Pablo Picasso, Martin Luther King Jr., Samuel Beckett and many more. You can find examples of his work at the Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation by clicking here. A collection of his work has also been published as An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri-Cartier Bresson.