"Photojournalist" is too confining a term. Even "photographer" will not quite do it. Cartier-Bresson was simply a major artist of the 20th century. Whenever the world unfolded in some uncanny arrangement, as it did in Madrid, 1933, left, he was at the ready. He was unafraid of the most ordinary moments of life-- as in Sunday on the Banks of the River Marne, 1938, above--which he approached with wit and warmth
Mydans was one of that fortunate crew, the original team of LIFE photographers who brought the world every week within the covers of a magazine. As...