Synopses & Reviews
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. Doisneaus gift was the ability to seek out and capture, with humanity and grace, those little epiphanies of everyday Parisian life. This book traces Doisneaus life and career, providing a wonderful introduction to the work of this seminal photographer.
"Doisneau by Jean-Claude Gautrand is the perfect reminder of the citys timeless charms." InStyle, London
The life and work of the great humanist photographer.
Robert Doisneau is best known for his magical, timeless 35mm street portraits taken in Paris and its suburbs. This work traces his life and career, providing an introduction to this seminal photographer.
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About the Author
Jean-Claude Gautrand, born in 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.