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Books by Clement Cheroux

Henri Cartier-Bresson was born in France in 1908. He studied painting and then began to photograph in the early 1930s. After escaping from prison camp in 1943, he made portraits of artists, covered the liberation of Paris and filmed a documentary on the return of war prisoners. In 1947, the year he had his first show at MoMA, he also founded Magnum Photos with Robert Capa, George Rodger and David Seymour. Not long after, he began in earnest the life of a traveling photographer, working in India, Burma, Pakistan, Indonesia, China, Japan, Mexico and Cuba. His first, defining book "The Decisive Moment" was published by Teriade in 1952. By the late 60s, he had almost ceased making reportage to re-embrace his first passion, drawing. Cartier-Bresson created his Foundation in Paris in 2003, and passed away in 2004. Clement Cheroux is a photography historian and has been the curator of the photography collection at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, since 2007. He has curated and cocurated numerous photographic exhibitions, including Memoire des camps: photographies des camps de concentration et d extermination nazis, 1933 1999, Hotel de Sully, Paris, 2001; and Le troisieme oeil: La photographie et l occulte (The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult), at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2004, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005. He is the editor of the journal Etudes photographiques.