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http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/dec/23/henri-cartier-bresson-the-decisive-moment-reissued-photography

Henri Cartier-Bresson was mentioned in the previous reseach and i thought it would be good to find more about him in relation to the camera.

(from the article take from his book ‘the decisive moment’)

“Photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organisation of forms which give that event its proper expression.”

MORE on him: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_9_VForm&ERID=24KL53ZMYN

Research:

ive found this article commenting to James’s piece. It includes great comments from people that posted on the guardian website.

http://petapixel.com/2014/11/14/guardian-photos-dont-belong-art-galleries/

“Contemporary photography is an established medium in its own right and there is no reason that it should not been viewed in a contemporary gallery. No, it’s not like painting. Painting evolves over time while a photo is taken in a split second. Both require knowledge and skill. Both can be valuable documents. There are great paintings and bad photos just as there are great photos and bad paintings. They perform different functions. By making a comparison between them you do both a disservice.” –David Fox