Robert Doisneau was a French photographer who documented everyday activities of the people in Paris. He was also known as one of the pioneers in photojournalism. One of the most popular photos that he took was of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
Robert Doisneau roamed the streets of Paris and took candid photos of people in their usual everyday activities. He used his Leica camera to document simple moments that make life exciting. Doisneau took up photography when he was 16 years old. At first, he took photos of still life since he was too shy to photograph people. As his skills as a photographer progressed, he overcame his shyness and started to take photos of people.
One famous personality who became Robert Doisneau’s subject was Pablo Picasso. The photo session was Picasso took places in 1952 in Picasso’s house at Rue Grands Augustines in Paris. As Doisneau entered the house he saw Picasso, together with painter and author Francoise Gilot, having lunch. Right there on the table were some loaves of bread, which were shaped like large hands. Picasso, seeing the photo opportunity, posed with his forearms hidden behind the table with the loaves of bread sticking out looking like his hands. This is one of the most popular photos of Picasso and it also shows his sense of humor. There were other photos of Picasso taken by Doisneau that day, but this is probably the most popular one.
This is a tribute to one of the most famous French social and street photographers, Robert Doisneau. During his life he was able to capture many little moments of everyday Parisian life with humanity and grace. His photos, full of poetry and humor, tell the ordinary life in the suburbs of the big French capital, away from the richest central areas of the city. Read more after the jump!
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Lomography warmly invites everyone to join us on a trip to Rockaway Beach on Saturday, July 25. We will be conducting a couple of workshops to make sure you're well equipped onyour summer beach escapades.