At the same time, [ Henri Cartier-Bresson ], a young
French art student, was also in Africa on the Ivory Coast. This
picture was one of those that caught his attention, inspiring him
to put down his paint-brush on his return to France & devote
himself to photography. This was indeed a decisive moment
for photography, as he was to become one of the most
famous photographers of the twentieth century.

"the decisive moment, it is 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."

The Decisive Moment by French Photographer: Henri Cartier-Bresson  

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