French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Aug. 2

Legendary French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who traveled the world for more than a half century capturing human drama with his camera, died in l'Ile-sur-Sorgue, France, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at age 95. Cartier-Bresson shot for <I> Life, Vogue</I> and <I>Harper's Bazaar</I> magazines, and his work inspired generations of photographers. Cartier-Bresson became a French national treasure, though he was famously averse to having his own picture taken or to giving interviews.  ``He was perhaps the greatest photographer of the 20th century,'' said John Morris, who first met Cartier-Bresson at the door of Paris' Hotel Scribe five days after the Germans left the city at the end of World War II.
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( AP/ Michel Lipchitz, file / August 4, 2004 )

Legendary French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who traveled the world for more than a half century capturing human drama with his camera, died in l'Ile-sur-Sorgue, France, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at age 95. Cartier-Bresson shot for Life, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar magazines, and his work inspired generations of photographers. Cartier-Bresson became a French national treasure, though he was famously averse to having his own picture taken or to giving interviews. ``He was perhaps the greatest photographer of the 20th century,'' said John Morris, who first met Cartier-Bresson at the door of Paris' Hotel Scribe five days after the Germans left the city at the end of World War II.

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