Henri Cartier-Bresson: Six Day Races

Published on October 15th, 2012

Henri Cartier-Bresson is referred to as the father of street photography, bringing us decade after decade of steet photographs and coining the concept of the “decisive moment”, that 1/125th of a second when all the chaotic elements of the world out of our control line up into a beautiful and unique moment that we freeze forever in photography.

I was never aware that Cartier-Bresson ever shot on the velodrome however until Rouleur’s 34th issue came out detailing his work which can be found in the Magnum archives. Here’s a few images from the six day races at the Velodrome d’hiver.

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