El Momento Decisivo / The Decisive Moment
|El periodismo es una forma de constatar. Bueno, algunos periodistas son escritores maravillosos pero otros ponen un hecho detrás de otro y los hechos no son interesantes. Es el punto de vista sobre esos hechos lo que importa y en la fotografía es la re-evocación de esos hechos.|
Photojournalism. Photojournalism, it’s a way of noting, well some journalists are wonderful writers and others are just putting facts one after the other and facts are not interesting. Facts are not interesting. It’s a point of view on facts which is important and in photography it is re-evocation if you evoke and this consists evoking.
Por / by Henri Cartier-Bresson
The first impression is central, the first glance was shock, surprise, pff..it jumps at you. You nourish it by your own life, by your taste, the intellectual luggage that you carry. Your experiences, your love, your hate, it’s really fully and richly. And poetry is the essence of everything. There’s two elements which are suddenly in conflict and there’s a spark between two elements but it’s given very seldom. You can’t look for it. It’s like if you look for inspiration the whole thing comes and it’s by enriching yourself and living. Say I wait for that picture for great pictures, well it’s seldom you make a great picture. You have to milk the cow quite a lot and get plenty milk to make a little cheese. I don’t know what it means to be dramatically new. There’s no new ideas in the world, there is only a new arrangement of things. Everything is new, every minute is new. It means re-examining. Life changes every minute. The world is being created every minute and the world is falling to pieces every minute. Death is present every where, as soon as we are born and it is a very beautiful thing the tragic, le tragic de la vie – what is tragic in life – ’cause there is always two poles and one cannot exist without the other one. It is these tensions I am always moved by.