This photographer is called the father of photojournalism. In his work, he applied the education of an artist and a graphic artist, which allowed him to form a unique style. From 1930, inspired by the photographs of Atget, Kert├ęsz, and Munkacsy, Cartier-Bresson purchased a small-format Leica camera in order to take photography seriously.

With a group of colleagues, Cartier-Bresson founded the photojournalism agency Magnum photo. It was on behalf of this organization that he visited India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Cuba, the USSR and other countries. The works of Cartier-Bresson were exhibited in the most famous museums in the world, but in 1966, after leaving the Magnum-Photo Agency, Cartier-Bresson moved to Provence and devoted himself to painting.

Cartier-Bresson was the first photographer to apply the principle of invisibility to the characters in his photographs. He even sealed the elements of the camera with electrical tape so that they would not glare. His tradition is to shoot at the moment of the culmination of events, and he usually shot with standard lenses, avoiding telephoto photography. This forced the photographer to get as close to the subject as possible.