«I had fun throughout my lifetime, building my own small theater.» – Robert Doisneau
Robert Doisneau was born in 1922 in Gentilly, a suburb of Paris in a typical middle-class family. He became a camera assistant at André Vigneau’s studio in 1931, where he discovers artistic outlets that will spur him on.
Perhaps best for his famous 1950 image of a couple kissing on the streets of Paris—Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall)—Robert Doisneau, along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, was a pioneer of photojournalism. Doisneau captured unassuming images of street life around Paris, as well as working on prestigious advertising and photojournalism campaigns.
All photos (c) Robert Doisneau (https://www.robert-doisneau.com/en/portfolios/)
“The marvels of daily life are so exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street,” – Robert Doisneau
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