Jiangsu. Nankin. April 1949. With their few belongings piled in a fiacre, a soldier and a boy flee the city just ahead of the Communist Army. In the background, the makeshift dwellings shelter the thousands of refugees of this civil war. - Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson is known as the father of modern photojournalism. Born in France in 1908, Cartier-Bresson was one of the first to use the 35mm format. He was influenced by the randomness and grace of a photograph taken by Martin Munkacsi of 3 young boys running into a lake. He often spent hours on various streets, capturing life as he saw it, which became known as street photography. He took pictures all over Europe: from Madraid to Prague and from Budapest to Brussels.