- Your Shot Photos of the Week
Your best photos of the week, January 25, 2019
Each week, our editors choose stunning photos submitted by members of Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community.
Some might say it all started with a photograph made in 1932 as a photographer aimed his 35-millimeter camera through a fence. A man jumped across a puddle while the light, form, and timing perfectly came together in perfect harmony with one click of his shutter. That was it. It was Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment,” a term poetically coined as the moment when the photographic stars align for a photographer pressing their shutter.
This, by no means, was the birth of photography. This term, however, arguably changed the course of photography. Cartier-Bresson’s photographic eye set a standard that required the bare minimum of camera equipment and immortalized fleeting moments to mere fractions of a second. Without knowing it,