Henri Cartier-Bresson was an inspirational photographer. In photography classes and afterwards, I’d be amazed at his work. I also admired W. Eugene Smith and Margaret Bourke-White.
Today I came across this 2000 Washington Post essay about a Cartier-Bresson exhibit then. I had read a passing mention about his death earlier this year.
For quick views of work by Smith, Bourke-White, Weegee and others try Masters of Photography web site.