William Hogarth's tomb and poem by his friend, actor David Garrick, composed the following inscription for his tombstone: Farewell great Painter of Mankind Who reach'd the noblest point of Art Whose pictur'd Morals charm the Mind And through the Eye correct the Heart. If Genius fire thee, Reader, stay, If Nature touch thee, drop a Tear: If neither move thee, turn away, For Hogarth's honour'd dust lies here
hogarth__the_gate_of_calais.jpg (600×461)Tacked to walls -- and thoroughly discussed in all the coffeehouses -- were the prints of William Hogarth, who depicted with wit and irony all the glories and shames of London.
Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" or "life reportage" style that has influenced generations of photographers who followed.
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