Cartier-Bresson: An Inner Silence

French photographer's signature portraits of twentieth-century figures
Henri Cartier-Bresson,
An Inner Silence
Christopher Hirst reviews An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson: '[Cartier-Bresson] has captured his subjects lost in thought, even with such flibbertigibbets as Monroe and Capote. Beckett's glance retains a raptor quality. Sartre's alarming strabismus enables him to look fore and aft on the Pont des Arts. Pound glares madly, his forehead lined like a station approach. What an astonishing haul – and how gloriously they have been captured. Rembrandt would have loved this book. [Read more]'

Source: Christopher Hirst, 'An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson', The Independent, 29 October 2010

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