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Henri Cartier-Bresson | by Rene Collin
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Henri Cartier-Bresson

It was some of the first pics I took in B&W, 10 years ago...I went to Paris for the European walk for Tibet; I didn't really know at this time what HCB was looking like, but somehow, when I saw this discreet old man with his little camera, whose nobody was caring about, something in my head told me it was him, so I took a few pics.

I learnt later that he didn't really like to be taken in picture but this day, he just let me do, he even smiled...

Maybe it's because he was with his buddhist friends...

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Taken on December 24, 2008