Friday, July 07, 2006

Photographie Exquis

Remember her? One of National Geographics most famous covers, with those haunting green eyes. The photo is by one of my favorite photographers Steve McCurry. Slate has a wonderful interactive essay, The Aesthetic Hunter, on his photographs here.

In stark contrast to McCurry's brilliantly rich and vivid style are the pictures by my other absolutely favorite photographer, the great Henri Cartier-Bresson. He is single handedly responsible for all the black and white postcards that decorate the door of my cupboard.
The potrait here is of the brilliant Albert Camus (whose L'Étranger i am re-reading right now). The Washington Post has an excellent gallery of some of Cartier-Bresson's other potraits here.

4 comments:

confused said...

Ah! Camu.

Thanks! Some lovely links.

Szerelem said...

most welcome! =)

cherie said...

gwlols... no posts on the match & the awfulness of it all?

Fëanor said...

hiya! i guess you knew that steve mccurry went back a couple of years ago to the pashtun lands to try to locate this girl? i believe she was a refugee in pakistan by then, totally exhausted by deprivation and the war. check out the story here.