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Henri Cartier Bresson (Chanteloup-en-Brie, August 22, 1908 – L’Isle sur la Sourge, 3 August 2004) was one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century and is considered a pioneer of photojournalism, so as to deserve the title of “eye of the century”. Author of unforgettable shots, he was also a film director and painter. During his career he posed in front of his lens personalities like Albert Camus, Truman Capote, Coco Chanel, Marylin Monroe, Martin Luter King, Henri Matisse, Jean-Poul Sartre.
Even Henry Cartier Bresson, like other photographers of his period, was fascinated by the cycling world. These shots are part of a reportage at the Velodrome d’Hiver in Paris in the 50s. Also on this occasion he masterfully took, and as always, the “decisive moment” of the life of the pistard, the public and the entourage of the cyclist riders.