Friday, September 04, 2009

Munkacsi's boys

An image shot by Hungarian photographer, Martin Munkacsi, inspired French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson to take up photography. Till then Cartier-Bresson was a trained painter. This was the picture that influenced Cartier-Bresson.
Their black naked bodies contrasting with the white surf of the water, the rhythm in their steps as they run into the water, the gentle splashes their feet make on the water, the abandon with which they run in, their slight shadows falling on the water...
Who indeed was Martin Munkacsi? Read this link about the man and his work www.forward.com/articles/15163/
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