Robert Doisneau

(FRENCH, 1912 - 1994)

Robert Doisneau is one of the most famous French photographers ever to have lived. He made photographs of common people, in ordinary situations, wandering the streets of Paris and its suburbs. His interest in the medium of photography started in 1929 and worked for Renault until 1939 when Doisneau became a photojournalist. He worked for Vogue under contract from 1949 until 1952 and produced his most famous photograph, Kiss by the Hotel de Ville in 1950.