The Europeans, by Henri Cartier-Bresson


“Cartier-Bresson’s books he did on the people of China and the people of Moscow were much more journalistic, and they inspired me too, but this book inspired me [specifically] because many of his pictures are not that good. They're all very valid and vital and valuable, but not necessarily formed as he can form a picture in the most exquisite way.

Generally speaking, this is an extension of what Cartier-Bresson owns up to, which was the odd marriage between surrealism or a distant kind of abstracted point of perception and, at the same time, being a leftist who was trying to be a journalist telling the story of what was going down.”
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- Larry Fink, Photographer