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Henri Cartier-Bresson 
Accused Gestapo Informer, Dessau, Germany 
Gelatin silver print 
Various sizes 
In discussing his ideas about composition, Cartier-Bresson stated: "We look at and perceive a photograph . . . all in one glance. In a photograph, composition is the result of a simultaneous coalition, the organic coordination of elements seen by the eye. Composition must have its own inevitability about it . . . at the moment of shooting it can only come from our intuition. . . . If you start cutting or cropping a good photograph, it means death to the geometrically correct interplay of proportions."
Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Decisive Moment (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952), unp. 

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