A photograph is by its very nature surrealistic:
A picture of a pipe "is not a pipe", after all.

I remember how at the university I used Plato's argument against art (that creates lies because of the artists' lack of knowledge)
to support modern art that went against naturalism and realism.

Cartier-Bresson's work is very surrealistic in the sense that although it draws from the physical reality,
its compositional and presentational aspects slightly escape from the normal perception enough to give
the necessary nudge towards irrationality.