The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, later known as the "Father of Photojournalism," developed the street photography style. His photographs were mainly candid and succeeded in "capturing the emotion of a single second." He engaged the audience through his works by placing importance on the precise moment the photograph is taken rather than emphasizing the event where the specific moment takes place. His photography, in his words, were a "simple expression of truth."
Cartier focused on composition and what was actually happening at that exact moment. He did not believe in using flash or manipulating his photographs using the darkroom. He claimed that the photograph was something that could not be altered after it was taken and stated that content and form were inseparable.
The following photographs by Cartier captured these events very well in terms of portraying the exact emotion during that specific moment.
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