20 Most Influential
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
photographed by Ferdinando Scianna, 1998

Henri Cartier-Bresson is the great glory of twentieth-century photography. His poetic vision is reflected in the eyes of most photographers today, whether they realize it or not. In an age of vulgar photographic arrivistes, he remains the benchmark of profound eloquence and insight. His only peer is Robert Frank, who brought a hard, tender beauty to Cartier-Bresson's surrealist contradictions. We will not see again that kind of touching beauty in our lifetime.

- Duane Michals

RICHARD AVEDON
DAVID BAILEY
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
ROBERT FRANK
NAN GOLDIN
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
JAY MAISEL
MARY ELLEN MARK
DUANE MICHALS
JAMES NACHTWEY
HELMUT NEWTON
ARNOLD NEWMAN
GORDON PARKS
IRVING PENN
PETE TURNER
EUGENE RICHARDS
SEBASTIÃO SALGADO
HERB RITTS
JERRY UELSMANN
ALBERT WATSON


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