The Importance of the Decisive Moment and the Black and White Photos in the Street Photography

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INTRODUCTION This essay seeks to relate the philosophy of “the decisive moment, by Henri Cartier-Bresson, and its use in the street photography .The study makes a brief review of the history of photography and how its evolution has influenced the development of this concept is known to today as well as the use of black and white photography in photojournalism and street photography. The photography trough the decades The photograph, taken by Walter Benjamin (1992) the first truly revolutionary means of reproduction, transformed the way that humanity sees the world and, consequently, how to look for each other, be they near or far. The images that come to us through the eyes of street photographers help us build a reality and interfere with the vision we have of the world. Unlike the speed that comes audiovisual images, photography allows us to stop, look and reflect. The photography appears in Europe in the mid nineteenth century as part of the huge scientific development within a context of social, cultural and economic changes promoted by the Industrial Revolution. Played a key role as a support tool in the sciences and also change the look and perception of the world. The emergence of photography presents several arguments to the present day. Although some critics and historians differ on dates and names, in this study, we adopt the most devoted and propagated "foundation" of the art of photography: in 1827,the photo (light writing) was created by frenchman Joseph Nicephore Niépce mixed artist and inventor who in his experiments with lithography replaced the metal plate and pencil etching by sunlight. At the time, the motivation to discover new means of reproduction of reality was large and in a short time, the disclosure of the discovery was such that some appear inventors of photography, among them Louis Jacques Daguerre Mende (Godfather of the
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