Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1954
Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson died Tuesday at the age of 95. I first encountered his work at Symantec’s Norton office in Santa Monica. Peter Norton, founder of Norton Utilities, had at one time a large art collection in place in the offices there. Walking the halls everyday I would pass the photo above and stop for a few seconds to delight in the pure joy expressed by the boy in the photo. I had no idea who this Henri Cartier Bresson person was, but the photo so inspired me I wrote down his name for future reference. Later searches on the web revealed that Cartier-Bresson was one of the most influencial, renown photojournalists of the 20th century. The Peter Fetterman Gallery has an extensive collection of Cartier-Bresson’s works.