When he died in 1994, Robert Doisneau was 81 years old. He left behind an impressive legacy, being considered one of the pioneers of photojournalism. Doisneau took his first photos in the Paris of the interwar period. During that time, it was a charming, vibrant place, full of celebrities such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds or Salvador Dalí.
Before taking photos for Life and Vogue Magazines, Doisneau was an industrial photographer, working for Renault. Nevertheless, he didn’t like to work in a studio and he was often seen on the streets of Paris taking photos of its busy avenues. His most famous work is Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall) and was taken in 1950. This iconic photo was sold in 2005 for the stunning figure of $180.000. Below you can see 21 photos from his spectacular portfolio. Enjoy, be inspired and if you will like this article, then please share it with your friends or community! Many thanks! Cheers!
The Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville (1950)
Le jardin (1955)
Sidelong Glace (1948)
Fox terrier on the Pont des Arts (1953)
L’Accordeoniste, rue Mouffetard (1951)
Picasso and the loaves (1952)
She Dances Alone
Wanda wiggles her hips (1953)
La poule en laisse
Les frères, rue du Docteur Lecène, Paris 1934
Fallen Horse (1942)
The Cellist (1957)
Cesar Baldaccini (The Sculptor Cesar in his Workshop) 1955
By the railings around the Luxembourg Gardens (1953)
The Fortune Teller(1951)
Angels and Leeks (1953)
Square du Vert-Galant
La voiture fondue (1944)
Les écoliers de la rue Damesme, Paris 1956
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