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Robert Doisneau - France (1912-1994)

Kiss by the Hotel de Ville - 1950


The cellist - 1957

Sidelong Glance - 1948

Hell - 1952


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Robert Doisneau, one of France's most popular and prolific reportage photographers, is known for his modest, playful, and ironic images of amusing juxtapositions, mingling social classes, and eccentrics in contemporary Paris streets and cafes. Influenced by the work of Kertesz, Atget, and Cartier-Bresson, in over 20 books Doisneau has presented a charming vision of human frailty and life as a series of quiet, incongruous moments. He has written: "The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street." Passage taken from  The International Center of Photography Encyclopedia of Photography