A Humanist Champion: The Retrospective of Robert Doisneau

While it was Henri Cartier-Bresson who pioneered photojournalism and documentary photography, it was Robert Doisneau who perfected it through his humanist lens.

The French photographer is known for his shot, “Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville”, an image of a couple kissing on front of a Parisian street café, which represented the whole image of the city of Paris as the “city of love”, hence becoming one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century.

Doisneau’s oeuvre consists of the finest shots ever taken in street and documentary photography. His fascination for the normal, petit bourgeois and melancholy while treating them with seriousness as he wandered around the French metropolis has earned him as a respected French photojournalist.

Visit the on-going exhibition Robert Doisneau - Photographs: From Craft to Art at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin.

Robert Doisneau: Hommages respectueux, 1952 © Atelier Robert Doisneau, 2016
Robert Doisneau: Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville, Paris, 1950 © Atelier Robert Doisneau, 2016; Robert Doisneau: La dernière valse du 14 juillet, 1949 © Atelier Robert Doisneau, 2016
Robert Doisneau: Les 20 ans de Josette, 1947 © Atelier Robert Doisneau, 2016
Robert Doisneau: Mademoiselle Anita, 1951 © Atelier Robert Doisneau, 2016
Robert Doisneau: La mariée chez Gégène, 1946 © Atelier Robert Doisneau, 2016

The show will run through March 5, 2017.

Images used are with permission from the gallery.

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