Cartier-Bresson’s “The Decisive Moment” To Be Reprinted For First Time Since 1952

Photo by Fabrizio Sciami

Photo by Fabrizio Sciami

Henri Cartier-Bresson fans will be excited to learn the famous street photographer’s classic book, The Decisive Moment, will be reprinted by none other than renowned  photo book printer Gerhard Steidl. The re-release comes over half a century after it’s original (and only) release in 1952. The original printing was for a run of 10,000 books, 7,000 of which were in English, the other 3,000 in French. Despite being received with high accolades and essentially launching Cartier-Bresson to the forefront of the photography world, The Decisive Moment sales figures were poor and the thought of a second printing was abandoned. [Read more…]

What’s Your Favorite Photography Book?

Ori and Some Photography BooksI just love a good photography book. Call me old fashioned, but for me reading a good book leaves surfing the net eating dust.

It was quite a while since I shared one of the books that had a tremendous impact on my photography – Light: Science and Magic.

It was mostly because the book talked true to the techie in me. While I knew some of the principles discussed in the book, I did not know why they worked. I was also not familiar to many of the theories discussed in the book. Well, after reading it my (photography) life was never the same.

Here is a question to you. What was the photography book that impacted or inspired you the most? It can be a photo album, a learning kind of book like Light: Science and Magic a biography, or any other book that is about photography. Share with us in the comments.

and in case you are wondering, it is my son up there, I’m trying to give him an early start.

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