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Willy Ronis

La peniche aux enfant, 1959

Gelatin silver print
13 1/2 × 9 1/4 in
34.3 × 23.5 cm
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Sheet measures: 16 h x 12 w inches.

Sheet measures: 16 h x 12 w inches.

Signature
Signed to lower right 'Willy Ronis'. Stamped to verso 'Willy Ronis 46, rue de Lagny 75020 Paris'. Dated and titled to verso 'Tirage 1996 … Read more
Willy Ronis
French, 1910–2009
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Claiming interest in “ordinary people with ordinary lives,” Willy Ronis was among the foremost postwar French photographers, who spent his career roaming the Parisian streets capturing people in love, at work, and at play in lyrical black-and-white images. Like his colleagues Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Brassaï, he was a central figure in the “humanist photography” movement, celebrating the poetry in the everyday in warm, witty images. “I have never sought out the extraordinary or the scoop,” he once said. “The beauty of the ordinary was always the source of my greatest emotions.” Ronis honed his sense of proportion and composition working in his parents’ photography studio. He holds the distinction of being the first French staff photographer for LIFE Magazine, and his work was included in Edward Steichen’s seminal “Five French Photographers” (1951) and “The Family of Man” (1955) exhibitions.

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About the work
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Wright

Sheet measures: 16 h x 12 w inches.

Sheet measures: 16 h x 12 w inches.

Signature
Signed to lower right 'Willy Ronis'. Stamped to verso 'Willy Ronis 46, rue de Lagny 75020 Paris'. Dated and titled to verso 'Tirage 1996 … Read more
Willy Ronis
French, 1910–2009
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Claiming interest in “ordinary people with ordinary lives,” Willy Ronis was among the foremost postwar French photographers, who spent his career roaming the Parisian streets capturing people in love, at work, and at play in lyrical black-and-white images. Like his colleagues Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Brassaï, he was a central figure in the “humanist photography” movement, celebrating the poetry in the everyday in warm, witty images. “I have never sought out the extraordinary or the scoop,” he once said. “The beauty of the ordinary was always the source of my greatest emotions.” Ronis honed his sense of proportion and composition working in his parents’ photography studio. He holds the distinction of being the first French staff photographer for LIFE Magazine, and his work was included in Edward Steichen’s seminal “Five French Photographers” (1951) and “The Family of Man” (1955) exhibitions.

Willy Ronis

La peniche aux enfant, 1959

Gelatin silver print
13 1/2 × 9 1/4 in
34.3 × 23.5 cm
Bidding closed
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