Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau was a champion of humanist photography and a pioneer of photojournalism. His iconic black and white images of life in Paris some of the most recognisable to this day. He was awarded several prizes for photography during his lifetime and his work continues to be published and exhibited internationally.

Although Doisneau did photograph celebrities, he is predominantly known for his unassuming and light-hearted, portrayal of life on Paris’s streets. He commented, “The marvels of daily life are so exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.”