Saturday, April 14, 2012

Robert Doisneau - pioneer of photojournalism


Yet another photographer has been honoured with a Google Doodle. This time it is the turn of French Photographer Robert Doisneau (1912-1994), regarded as a pioneer of photojournalism for the images he captured of Paris streets in the 1930s using a Leica camera.

Robert Doisneau photographed by Bracha L. Ettinger in his studio in Montrouge, 1992
Robert Doisneau photographed by Bracha L. Ettinger in his studio in Montrouge, 1992
Bracha L. Ettinger [CC-BY-SA-2.5], from Wikimedia Commons

His most famous captured image is the one entitled Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville - image on the far right of the Google Doodle posted above. Despite his reputation as a shy person, he had something of a passion for street photography:
"The marvels of daily life are so exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street."

In this image a contemporary photographer attempts to capture the warmth and feeling of Doisneau's celebrated work.

Paris-baiser
By Martin Wiesheu (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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2 comments:

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    Photojournalism

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