Robert Doisneau

French photographer; champion of humanist photography and with Henri Cartier-Bresson a pioneer of photojournalism.

Robert Doisneau (French; 14 April 1912 – 1 April 1994) was a French photographer. In the 1930s, he made photographs on the streets of Paris. He was a champion of humanist photography and with Henri Cartier-Bresson a pioneer of photojournalism.

Doisneau is renowned for his 1950 image Le Baiser de l'hôtel de Ville (The kiss by the City Hall), a photograph of a couple kissing on a busy Parisian street.

He was appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honour in 1984 by then French president, François Mitterrand.

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