Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) is best known for his magical, timeless 35mm street portraits taken in Paris and its suburbs. Fresh, unstaged, and full of poetry and humor, his photographs portray everyday people (in everyday places, doing everyday things) frozen in time, unwittingly revealing fleeting personal emotions in a public context. Doisneau"s gift was the ability to seek out and capture, with humanity and grace, those little epiphanies of everyday Parisian life. This book traces Doisneau"s life and career, providing a wonderful introduction to the work of this seminal photographer.
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About the author:
Jean-Claude Gautrand (b. 1932) is one of France"s most distinguished experts on photography. An active photographer since 1960, he has also made a name for himself as a journalist and critic, with numerous publications. He is the author of the TASCHEN books on Doisneau (2003), Brassai" (2004) and Ronis (2005).