Most of us are familiar with Henry Cartier Bresson who ranks among the greatest Leica photographers ever. In 1952, Cartier-Bresson published his book "Images à la sauvette", whose English edition was titled "The Decisive Moment", which became a phrase now synonymous with Cartier-Bresson:
"There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment."
He further explained:
“The simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression... . In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotif.”
Starting with this post, we hope to be able to publish photographs from other photographers who too were able to catch a decisive moment with their cameras. This is an open invitation to submit photographs of your own for publication on the LEICA Barnack Berek Blog.
The first two examples were taken by my father of yours truly just a bit more than a short while ago. As always, your comments are welcome.
Barntrup, Germany, 1948
Barntrup, Germany, 1949
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