This new collection of work by Cartier-Bresson, created on the occasion of his ninety-fifth birthday, provides the ultimate retrospective look at a lifetime's achievement. It includes the first photographs taken by him, some of which have never been published, rarely seen work from all periods of his life, classic photographs that have become icons of the medium, and a generous selection of drawings, paintings, and film stills. The book also features personal souvenirs of Cartier-Bresson's youth, his family, and the founding of Magnum.

Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary images are shaped by an eye and a mind legendary for their intelligent empathy and for going to the heart of the matter. This definitive collection of a master photographer's work will be an essential book for anyone interested in photography, indeed, for anyone interested in the people, places, and events of the past century.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 10 1/2 x 11 1/5"
Publishers: Gallimard/Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris, 2003); "The man, the image & the world", Thames & Hudson (London, 2003); "Di chi si tratta ?", Contrasto (Roma, 2003)