The Mind’s Eye; writings on Photography and Photographers is a great primer into the philosophies of
Henri Cartier – Bresson. This collection of essays is well-chosen by Aperture and provides the enthusiast,
student and professional an insight into key moments of Cartier – Bresson’s life as a photographer and
The book is divided into three parts; the first looks at the camera and echo’s Cartier -Bresson’s theories
that the camera is an extension of the artist’s sketchbook, something which other artists have done in the
past. Following on with this theory he writes an essay in which the parallels between photography and
drawing are discussed.