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Robert Doisneau (1912–1994)

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Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) (Photographer) 229 copies, 5 reviews
Paris 123 copies, 2 reviews
Three Seconds of Eternity 52 copies, 1 review
Doisneau Paris (Photographer) 28 copies
Les grandes vacances (Photographer) 18 copies
My Paris (Illustrator) 15 copies
La Vie de famille (Photographer) 14 copies
Renault 6 copies, 1 review
Mes parisiens 5 copies
La Loire. 3 copies
Paris en liberté (Author) 1 copy
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I monelli 1 copy
Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973 : Genius of the Century (Cover photograph, some editions) 512 copies, 2 reviews
Parisians (Foreword) 24 copies
The Bedside Lilliput (Photographer) 11 copies
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Robert Doisneau, one of the world's most popular and prolific photojournalists, is best known for his images of Parisian street life. In a 1983 essay, Jean-François Chevrier described Doisneau's ability to capture "the shining melancholy that separates an individual from the crowd." Doisneau was born into a working class family on the outskirts of Paris and began studying lithography at age 13 before graduating from the prestigious École Supérieure des Arts et Industries Graphiques (known as the École Estienne). In World War II, he joined the French Resistance -- which made good use of his skills to forge ID papers. During his career, Doisneau worked as a freelancer for many publications including Life Magazine, and traveled widely. Among his most famous works is "Le Baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville," a 1950 photo of a young couple kissing on the streets of Paris.

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