I like to think about this lecture as a tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson, this unique artist who was named “the eye of the XXth Century”. Cartier-Bresson is famous for his concept of the “Decisive Moment” in photography, but he was much more than this. He established the foundations of modern street-photography, and revealed the visual relations between the “Geometry” – as he said – Beauty, and Truth. Even if he never considered himself as a Master, he will be remembered as one by many generations of photographers.
A lecture about the famous photographer Elliott Erwitt and his particular way to link humor with photography. Erwitt’s photographs are a manifestation of his love for the human kind, but also a corrosive look at our modern times. Those photographs reminds us what is really essential in human life….. simplicity and humanity. Erwitt philosophy of life can be perceived in this quote: “I’m not a serious photographer like many of my contemporaries. That is to say, I am serious about not being serious.”