SPRING SALE - 30% off ALL new subscriptions

Use code SP30 at checkout. Offer ends in 4 days, 23 hours.

premium contest
free entry
expert judged
1.5x ranking points
Chinmoy Biswas

Cartier Bresson's Decisive Moments

In association with Photocrowd

Open Rating Results

The phrase ‘Decisive Moment’ was the English title of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s 1952 photobook “Images a la Sauvette”. It encapsulates those fleeting moments of human behaviour that the photographer has a split-second to capture. Sometimes these are unexpected events , but other times, as Cartier-Bresson sometimes did, a location is staked out and the photographer waits for events to unfold in ways that might be somewhat anticipated beforehand. Cartier-Bresson taught us that photographers should always have their cameras to hand, and that a dedication to documenting the everyday world will undoubtedly be rewarded. Whilst there are many ‘decisive moments’ in other photographic genres, this contest is more focussed on street and documentary photography of the kind Cartier-Bresson focussed on.

Our Premium Contests are judged by some of the world’s finest photographers, who select the best submitted imagery, and provide valuable feedback that explains their choices, and helps you improve. Judges are confirmed towards the end of a contest. Premium Contests also carry more ranking points, so if you’ve got your eyes set on climbing the leaderboard, they’re a great way to achieve that.

How it works

Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.

Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.

Entries closed
21 May 2021

21 May 2021 to 30 May 2021

Winners announced
30 May 2021

For a more detailed explanation of how rating works, see our FAQs

See open contests