Henri Cartier-Bresson Inspired Workshop

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Henri Cartier-Bresson Inspired Workshop

Shoot like Henri Cartier-Bresson – shoot with your eye, heart and head. During the workshop we will try to understand Bresson’s concept of decisive moment, the way how he shoot pictures, review his the best photos and shoot like Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Date(s) - Sunday, 29/10/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Lets celebrate Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) who pioneered the genre of street photography. In 1947 he co-founds the most famous, prestige and first in the world photo agency Magnum Photos in Paris. In 1948 he cover the death of Mahatma Gandhi in India. He was in China, during the last days of Chinese Civil War in 1949. He photographed Beijing as the city was falling to communists. Cartier-Bresson’s photography took him to many places, including China, Mexico, Canada, the United States, India, Japan, Indonesia and the Soviet Union. He became the first Western photographer to photograph “freely” in the post-war Soviet Union.

He photographed according to his concept of decisive moment. During those workshops we will try to understand Bresson’s concept of decisive moment, the way how he shoot pictures, review his the best photos and shoot like Henri Cartier-Bresson.

On this Workshop you will learn:

  1. Biography of Henri-Cartier Bresson – 40min
  2. Short movie of Henri Cartier-Bresson when he explains concept of decisive moment – 10 minutes
  3. Summary of concept of decisive moment and key points – 20min
  4. Review of the most famous photos of HBC – focus on concept of decisive moment – 40min
  5. Photo shooting – according to concept of decisive moment – 3h
  6. review photos – ~1h

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PS. It is not a problem if U stay only for the presentation 🙂



Worksop entry fee

-PICZ Club Members – free of charge

-PICZ Club non-Members – 20chf


Nelkenstrasse 15
8006 Zurich

IBAN: CH75 0900 0000 8919 2708 5

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Cancellation policy

No refund is possible for cancellation at this point, except we have enough other participants to fill the workshop or if another participant registers to replace you personally.


A year with the most influential photographer of 20th century Henri Cartier-Bresson – FULL AGENDA:

1st Workshop: Bresson’s concept of decisive moment – 23th April 2017

1st Shoot like Henri Cartier-Bresson – 23th April 2017

1st Photo Session review – 23th April 2017

2nd Workshop: Bresson’s concept of decisive moment – 29th October 2017

2nd Shoot like Henri Cartier-Bresson

3rd Photo Session review

4th Photo session review

Photo Competition: the Decisive Moment  – shoot like HCB with your eye, heart and head.

Exhibition: the Decisive Moment  – photographs inspired by Bresson’s concept of decisive moment



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Attendees registered:

  • Abbas
  • mikam

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