Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hyères, France, silver print, 1932; printed 1980s. Estimate: $7,000 to 10,000.
Henri Cartier-Bresson's photographs capture "the decisive moment," a term he coined for the second the lens captures an image indelibly on film. His photographs and photographic literature, including a first edition of The Decisive Moment, appear at auction on May 20th in Swann's Photographic Literature and Important Photographs auction.
Once you've previewed Swann's photographs, you can view more of Cartier-Bresson's photographs right now at the MoMA, in Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Modern Century. The exhibit will then travel to the Art Institute of Chicago.