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Past the decisive Moment (triptych) analog C-Print, 128x401 cm installed
By Stefanie Schneider
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Past the decisive Moment - Stranger than Paradise (triptych) - 2006 3x128x125cm, 120x401cm
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Cowboy on Horseback in the Rain
By Bob Kuhn
Located in Miami, FL
Oil on Board painting for American Weekly Magazine November 15, 1953. The decisive moment of a
Category

1950s American Realist Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil

Decisive Moment
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Frank Chiodo is a contemporary painter whose dynamic work centers on organic abstraction. Through the interplay of color and gesture on the canvas, he creates a compelling dialogue t...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Saturday in the Synagogue, Leningrad, 1973 - Henri Cartier-Bresson
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Canteen for Workers Building the Hotel Metropol, Moscow, 1954
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

On the Place Du Tertre, Montmartre, Paris, 1952 - Henri Cartier-Bresson
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

1930s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Mardi Gras, Tarascon, Bouches-Du-Rhone, 1960 - Henri Cartier-Bresson
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
twentieth-century, was one of the co-founders of Magnum Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Rue De Bassano, 8th Arrondissement, Paris, 1953 - Henri Cartier-Bresson
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to photography
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

District of Menilmontant, 20th arrondissement, Paris, 1969
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

Mid-20th Century Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Cosmonauts, Leningrad Avenue, Moscow, 1972 - Henri Cartier-Bresson
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

1970s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Lilya Brik, Moscow, 1954 - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White Photography)
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
co-founders of Magnum Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Seville, 1933 - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White Photography)
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Pro Fidel Castro Demonstration, New York, 1960 - Henri Cartier-Bresson
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to photography
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Saul Steinberg, Vermont, 1947 - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White)
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Paris, 1968 - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White Photography)
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Joinville-Le-Pont, 1938 - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White Photography)
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
co-founders of Magnum Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Bastille Day Party, Paris, circa 1952 - Henri Cartier-Bresson
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Paris, 1932 - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White Photography)
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

French Art Dealer Pierre Colle, Paris, 1932 - Henri Cartier-Bresson
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

La Defense, Paris, France, 1972 - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White)
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new aesthetic and practice to
Category

1970s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Hyde Park, London - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White Photography)
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in London, GB
co-founders of Magnum Photos in 1947 and champion of the “decisive moment”. He brought a new
Category

Mid-20th Century Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Roman Amphitheater, Valencia, Spain
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in New York, NY
. His photographs may be summed up through a phrase of his own: “the decisive moment,” the magical
Category

1930s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Faerie
By Zoë Zimmerman
Located in Sante Fe, NM
and utilizing antique and obsolete photographic processes, I also began to reject the ‘decisive moment
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Other Medium

Biologique
By Zoë Zimmerman
Located in Sante Fe, NM
and utilizing antique and obsolete photographic processes, I also began to reject the ‘decisive moment
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Other Medium

Eclipse
By Zoë Zimmerman
Located in Sante Fe, NM
and utilizing antique and obsolete photographic processes, I also began to reject the ‘decisive moment
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Other Medium

Eclipse
H 13.75 in W 10.75 in
Her Mother's Garden
By Zoë Zimmerman
Located in Sante Fe, NM
and utilizing antique and obsolete photographic processes, I also began to reject the ‘decisive moment
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Other Medium

"NY Time, 46th Street." from the photographic series "My City Recently Removed"
By Sean Hemmerle
Located in New York, NY
have been photographed, caught, in the "decisive moment" crossing a sign, and obscuring it. Not only
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Pigment

Ballantine Beer Ad. Mid-Century American Illustration
Located in Miami, FL
covers her giggling face reacting to a funny comment. The decisive moment is preserved. Sounds like a
Category

1950s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Board, Gouache

Diver, Dortmund, Germany, Black and White Documentary Photography 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Freed's mastery as a photographer, his ability to translate the 'decisive moment', with diver as subject
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

The Observer, Jackson Nash Portrait by Graham Nash
By Graham Nash
Located in Soquel, CA
he aims to capture through his lens is, "everyday, ordinary surrealism - the decisive moment." There
Category

1980s Realist Portrait Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Laid Paper

The Observer, Portrait of Jackson Nash by Graham Nash
By Graham Nash
Located in Soquel, CA
- the decisive moment." There is indeed a hyper-present, unvarnished integrity to his images - as with
Category

1980s Realist Portrait Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Laid Paper

Street Walkers - New York Street Photography Abstraction
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
perfect harmony. The notion of capturing the " The Decisive Moment " still exists but as defined by Funk
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Landscape Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

2 1/4 Eggleston (Limited Edition Monograph Hand signed by William Eggleston)
By William Eggleston
Located in New York, NY
began taking pictures in the early 1960s after reading Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Mixed Media, Permanent Marker, Lithograph, Offset

Untitled from The RFK Funeral Train
By Paul Fusco
Located in New York, NY
with artistic precision of the decisive moment. If there was ever an example of a photographer being
Category

1960s Color Photography

Materials

Color

Untitled from The RFK Funeral Train
By Paul Fusco
Located in New York, NY
precision of the decisive moment. If there was ever an example of a photographer being “in the zone” Fusco’s
Category

1960s Color Photography

Materials

Color

No Wings to Fly
By Javier Calleja
Located in Palo Alto, CA
is presented in a standing posture with straight feet and bent at the waist, frozen in the decisive
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Mixed Media

"Boxcar CSXT 994 371" Contemporary Freight Train photograph, do not hump text
By Stephen Mallon
Located in New York, NY
intersect. He has chosen the “decisive moment” to capture these speeding boxcars photographically. There is
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

"Susan - Waiting '78" - Figurative Black & White Photograph, 4/25
By Graham Nash
Located in Soquel, CA
, "everyday, ordinary surrealism - the decisive moment." There is indeed a hyper-present, unvarnished
Category

1980s Realist Figurative Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Rag Paper

"Japanese Poster", Modern Pop Art Black & White Limited Edition Photograph 12/25
By Graham Nash
Located in Soquel, CA
to capture through his lens is, "everyday, ordinary surrealism - the decisive moment." There is
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Laid Paper

"Jackson Backwards", Black & White Photograph Portrait w Sunglasses, 13/25
By Graham Nash
Located in Soquel, CA
- the decisive moment." There is indeed a hyper-present, unvarnished integrity to his images - as with
Category

1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Paper

Susan Carrying Willie - Figurative Black & White Photograph, 12/25
By Graham Nash
Located in Soquel, CA
- the decisive moment." There is indeed a hyper-present, unvarnished integrity to his images - as with
Category

1980s Realist Figurative Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Rag Paper

Passing Freight -Contemporary color photograph "BKTY 15325" freight train series
By Stephen Mallon
Located in New York, NY
. He has chosen the “decisive moment” to capture these speeding boxcars photographically. There is an
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Passing Freight -Contemporary color photograph "RBOX 33863" freight train series
By Stephen Mallon
Located in New York, NY
capture unique images where they intersect. He has chosen the “decisive moment” to capture these speeding
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Moses and the Pillar of Cloud by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Studio
By Lucas Cranach the Elder
Located in New Orleans, LA
oil on panel by Lucas Cranach and his studio captures the narrative moment when Moses leads the
Category

16th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Urban Journey 75674, Fine Art Photography, Mounted in Plexiglass
By John Duckworth
Located in Armonk, NY
deemed “the decisive moment”- the moment when cinematic narrative emerges from the chaos. Rather than
Category

2010s Abstract Landscape Photography

Materials

Plexiglass

Urban Journey 75674, Fine Art Photography, Framed in Plexiglass
By John Duckworth
Located in Armonk, NY
deemed “the decisive moment”- the moment when cinematic narrative emerges from the chaos. Rather than
Category

2010s Abstract Landscape Photography

Materials

Plexiglass

"IC 9977138" Contemporary Color Photograph, railroad freight train with mountain
By Stephen Mallon
Located in New York, NY
intersect. He has chosen the “decisive moment” to capture these speeding boxcars photographically. There is
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Urban Journey 75674, Fine Art Photography, Framed in Plexiglass
By John Duckworth
Located in Armonk, NY
deemed “the decisive moment”- the moment when cinematic narrative emerges from the chaos. Rather than
Category

2010s Abstract Landscape Photography

Materials

Plexiglass

Freight Train Contemporary Photograph, "Undercutter" 20"x60" C-Print
By Stephen Mallon
Located in New York, NY
intersect. He has chosen the “decisive moment” to capture these speeding boxcars photographically. There is
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Freight Train Contemporary Photograph, "Undercutter" Limited Edition C-Print
By Stephen Mallon
Located in New York, NY
intersect. He has chosen the “decisive moment” to capture these speeding boxcars photographically. There is
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

"Locomotive BNSF 3845" limited edition photograph (freight train in landscape)
By Stephen Mallon
Located in New York, NY
environment to capture unique images where they intersect. He has chosen the “decisive moment” to capture
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Passing Freight -Contemporary color photograph "BR 35535" freight train series
By Stephen Mallon
Located in New York, NY
, subject and environment to capture unique images where they intersect. He has chosen the “decisive moment
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

"UP6658 Locomotive" 20"x60" limited edition color photograph
By Stephen Mallon
Located in New York, NY
capture unique images where they intersect. He has chosen the “decisive moment” to capture these speeding
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

"TTZX 85009" 20"x60" limited edition photograph (freight train in landscape)
By Stephen Mallon
Located in New York, NY
. He has chosen the “decisive moment” to capture these speeding boxcars photographically. There is an
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Mary Nash Portrait, 12/25
By Graham Nash
Located in Soquel, CA
, "everyday, ordinary surrealism - the decisive moment." There is indeed a hyper-present, unvarnished
Category

1980s Realist Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Laid Paper

Mary Nash Portrait, 12/25
Mary Nash Portrait, 12/25
H 24.5 in W 22.25 in D 0.1 in
Eyeglasses, 1993
By Todd Burris
Located in Hudson, NY
Bill King and inspired by the decisive moment made known by the Henri Cartier Bresson. He defies the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Eyeglasses, 1993
H 14 in W 11 in D 1 in
Corso Sienna, 1989
By Todd Burris
Located in Hudson, NY
Bill King and inspired by the decisive moment made known by the Henri Cartier Bresson. He defies the
Category

1980s Contemporary Figurative Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Leaping, Ocean, 1994
By Todd Burris
Located in Hudson, NY
Bill King and inspired by the decisive moment made known by the Henri Cartier Bresson. He defies the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Minerva, 2000
By Todd Burris
Located in Hudson, NY
Bill King and inspired by the decisive moment made known by the Henri Cartier Bresson. He defies the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Jane, 1996
By Todd Burris
Located in Hudson, NY
Bill King and inspired by the decisive moment made known by the Henri Cartier Bresson. He defies the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

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