"The kiss from City Hall", "Love and barbed wire"... These are the names given to the splendid photographs by the French photographer Robert Doisneau.

Born in 1912, dead in 1994, this Parisian photographer, initially an advertising photographer for a French car company, quickly became a photojournalist abroad and is today considered as one of the pillars of humanist photography. During the Second World War, he accumulated the images that would make his success, going "where there is nothing to see", privileging the furtive moments and those he called "the minuscule joys".

He relates his time with a tender and caring eye, while keeping a depth of reflection, an insolence in front of power and authority, and an irreducible spirit of independence.

 

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