Cartier-Bresson and making picture stories

People often ask me to define what it means to be a photojournalist. Well, it’s mostly about making picture stories and, if you are capable, it’s about accompanying those images with words that are more than page grout, with words that actually become part of the tile mosaic and enhance it. I think Henri Cartier-Bresson put it nicely when he said, “The picture story involves joint operation of the brain, the eye, and the heart.The objective of this joint operation is to depict the content of some event which is in the process of unfolding, and to communicate impressions.”