100 Rare Historical Photos That You Never Saw Before

#2 – Henri Cartier-Bresson’s famous photo Man Jumping the Puddle | 1930

Henri Cartier-Bresson | Man Jumping the Puddle | 1930
Henri Cartier-Bresson | Man Jumping the Puddle | 1930

In this, one of his most iconic photos, Henri Cartier-Bresson captured a scene through a fence behind the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris.

This image became the perfect example of what Cartier-Bresson referred to as “The Decisive Moment”.

“There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment.”


HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON

The French photographer is often referred to as the father of modern photojournalism.

He coined the term “The Decisive Moment” to refer to a moment when the photographer captures a fleeting second, immortalizing it in time.

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