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Willy Ronis

Shop Steward Rose Zehner Addressing Workers During the Strike at Citroën, Paris, 1938

Gelatin silver, printed 1997
13 × 10 1/4 in
33 × 26 cm
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Willy Ronis took this photograph March 23, 1938 while working for the communist journal Regards. He …

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Willy Ronis took this photograph March 23, 1938 while working for the communist journal Regards. He did not print the underexposed negative at the time and forgot about it for 42 years. In 1980 he publishes the image in his book Sur le fil du hasard. Rose Zehner contacts Ronis and their reunion is the subject of a …

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Willy Ronis
French, 1910–2009
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Claiming interest in “ordinary people with ordinary lives,” Willy Ronis was among the foremost …

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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, …

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Willy Ronis took this photograph March 23, 1938 while working for the communist journal Regards. He …

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Willy Ronis took this photograph March 23, 1938 while working for the communist journal Regards. He did not print the underexposed negative at the time and forgot about it for 42 years. In 1980 he publishes the image in his book Sur le fil du hasard. Rose Zehner contacts Ronis and their reunion is the subject of a …

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Willy Ronis
French, 1910–2009
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Claiming interest in “ordinary people with ordinary lives,” Willy Ronis was among the foremost …

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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, …

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Willy Ronis

Shop Steward Rose Zehner Addressing Workers During the Strike at Citroën, Paris, 1938

Gelatin silver, printed 1997
13 × 10 1/4 in
33 × 26 cm
Bidding closed
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