Doisneau, Robert

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Doisneau, Robert Gender: M
born on 14 April 1912 at 21:15 (= 9:15 PM )
Place Gentilly, France, 48n49, 2e21
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Petitallot
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French photographer whose photos of ordinary people were enormously popular. Doisneau's photographs are noted for their depth as well as for their humor. He worked as a commercial and industrial photographer and joined the French Resistance as a forger during WW II. His photographs of the liberation of France were published worldwide. After WW II, he worked for the Paris news agency Rapho as a photojournalist, his photographs appearing in countless newspapers and magazines. One particular photo taken in 1950 of two lovers stealing a kiss on a crowded Paris street has been reprinted on postcards, notes and posters.

Doisneau's technique bore a superficial resemblance to the "decisive moment" images of Henri Cartier-Bresson, but exhibited more genuine understanding of and sympathy for his subjects.

Doisneau died in 4/1/1994 in a hospital in Paris at age 81 of an infected pancreas, a complication of triple bypass surgery

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Gain social status 1950 (Famous picture taken)
  • Death by Disease 1 April 1994 (Age 81, two weeks' shy of 82nd birthday, of infected pancreas)
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Source Notes

Petitallot quotes B.C., Cadran No.8, 5/1994.


  • Vocation : Art : Photography (Noted pro)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Photo journalist)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81-82)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease