Tag: Henri Cartier-Bresson

CMA Photo Hunt Assignment 6: Contrast

Henri Cartier Bresson

For the sixth CMA Photo Hunt assignment here is your challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects the word “Contrast.”
  • Tag your work on Twitter, Flickr or Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Contrast plus your #city.
  • For this next assignment you have until Tuesday July 24, 2012.

The Andalusia image above is from our collection and is by great French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Bresson perfected his idea of the “decisive moment,” his characterization of the style that became his trademark. “Above all,” he once said, “I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of a single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unfolding itself before my eyes.” So for this Contrast assignment, we also challenge you to use Bresson as your guide.

Catherine Evans, our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, will select a few of her favorites, and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art come this fall.

In the fifth Columbus Museum of Art Photo Hunt assignment we challenged you to capture something that reflects the word “Pride.” (You have until midnight tonight to submit Pride photos). See how people captured and interpreted the first several assignments in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

CMA Photo Hunts are inspired by our The Radical Camera show and the Photo Leaguers, who challenged themselves with assignments that captured a word or phrase. Through the run of The Radical Camera we’ll be posting new photo assignment challenges. Anyone around the world can participate. Photos you have already taken that fit each assignment, are also encouraged.

See the Curator’s Choice post for Catherine’s favorite photos from the first few assignments. And happy shooting!

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