Born: 22 August 1908
Died: 3 August 2004
Birthplace: Chanteloup, France
Best known as: French photojournalism pioneer who snapped the liberation of Paris
Frenchman Henri Cartier-Bresson is often called “the father of photojournalism” for his photos of famous events and people from the 1930s to the 1970s.
He studied painting and literature in the 1920s and was influenced by the visual aspects of Surrealism.
He took up photography in the early 1930s and had his first exhibitions and publications by 1933.