SCIANNA talks about Henri Cartier-Bresson:
often says that he is Sicilian like me. His parents,
just married, were in Palermo nine months before
Henri was born. Is this why I think he is one
of my best friends?
In a picture he dedicated for me he wrote that
"l'amitiè n'a rien a voir avec les
Nothing to do with your nationality too, I agree.
I am a photographer, and a kind of photographer
that could not exist without Cartier-Bresson's
work. But, since we met, our conversations are
more often about literature, and the lack of morals
in the contemporary world! I
believe that the most important influences he
has had for me are his intelligence, generosity
Queen Charlottes Ball is about music, harmony,
and complicity. You might think that it is impossible
to isolate a moment which expresses all these
things in only one still image.
Henri Cartier Bresson is able to do this, and
Scianna, July 2003