Saturday, April 14, 2012

French kiss

Robert Doisneau: (14 April 1912 – 1 April 1994) was a French photographer. In the 1930s he used a Leica on the streets of Paris; together with Henri Cartier-Bresson he was a pioneer of photojournalism. He is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall), a photo of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris. Robert Doisneau was appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the National Order of the Légion d'honneur in 1984.

 The pictures are:
Le Remorqueur du Champ de Mars (Tug on the Champ de Mars), 1943
Trois petits enfants blancs (Three little white children), 1971
Le baiser de l'hotel de ville (Kiss by the Hotel de Ville), 1950
Le Chien a Roulettes (Dog on Wheels), 1977
Aside from his Wiki-biography, there are various posts about him.

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