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Perhaps best for his famous 1950 image of a couple kissing on the streets of Paris—Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall)—Robert Doisneau, along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, was a pioneer of photojournalism. Doisneau captured unassuming images of street life around Paris, as well as working on prestigious advertising and photojournalism campaigns. “The marvels of daily life are so exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street,” he once said. Recruited as both a soldier and photographer for the French resistance at the outbreak of the Second World War, Doisneau also produced images of France in wartime.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHYGrob Gallery
2017
SILENCE STRONGER THAN THUNDERGrob Gallery
2015
Robert Doisneau, Sculptors and SculpturesMusée Rodin
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Le baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville, 1950

Gelatin silver print, printed later
9 1/2 × 11 7/10 in
24.1 × 29.8 cm
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P
Phillips
Medium
Signature
Signed in ink in the margin; initialed, titled, dated in ink and stamped 'Original Silver Print' on the verso.

Perhaps best for his famous 1950 image of a couple kissing on the streets of Paris—Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall)—Robert Doisneau, along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, was a pioneer of photojournalism. Doisneau captured unassuming images of street life around Paris, as well as working on prestigious advertising and photojournalism campaigns. “The marvels of daily life are so exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street,” he once said. Recruited as both a soldier and photographer for the French resistance at the outbreak of the Second World War, Doisneau also produced images of France in wartime.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Robert Doisneau
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