Henri Cartier-Bresson (Fr. Henri Cartier-Bresson) (August 22, 1908 - August 3, 2004) - French photographer. one of the great French photographers of the 20 th century. Father photo essay, photojournalism. "I can not bear to organize events and directing. This is horrible … You can not fake this. I love the truth and nothing but the truth show … "- once said Bresson.