27 June 2009

in the face of a fleeing reality

"to take photographs is to hold one's breath when all
faculties converge in the face of fleeing reality."
-henri cartier-bresson

i was keeping up with my french, reading le monde online newspaper when i noticed an article about henri cartier-bresson. to celebrate 100 years after his birth, two of paris' museums are featuring bresson's work-the house of european photography and the modern museum of art in paris. i wish i could go and see them. after i read that article, my dad dug up his bresson books for me. this quote above was one of the many beautiful things he said in a small introduction to a collection of his photographs. i love it.


  1. I love it too....as well as the picture :-)

  2. Great quote and I thought of you yesterday on the boat with Patty and Zach in the Montlake Cut, the bridge was up and we were under it. I said I wish Anna was here to get this photo shot. Zach said she is welcome on the boat anytime!

  3. Great quote! I love him - we have one of his books.

  4. Such a beautiful quote!

    Looking forward to the photo trade as well - thanks for stopping by my blog!


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