Robert Doisneau

Apr 14, 1912 - Apr 1, 1994

Robert Doisneau was a French photographer. In the 1930s, he made photographs on the streets of Paris. He was a champion of humanist photography and with Henri Cartier-Bresson a pioneer of photojournalism.
Doisneau is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville, a photograph of a couple kissing on a busy Parisian street.
He was appointed a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1984 by then French president, François Mitterrand.
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“I don't usually give out advice or recipes, but you must let the person looking at the photograph go some of the way to finishing it. You should offer them a seed that will grow and open up their minds.”

Robert Doisneau
Apr 14, 1912 - Apr 1, 1994
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