December 10, 2017

Love in Photography: 16 Sweet Photos That Show 'the Kisses of Robert Doisneau'

French photographer Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) made photographs on the streets of Paris in the 1930s. He was a champion of humanist photography and with Henri Cartier-Bresson a pioneer of photojournalism.

Doisneau is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall), a photograph of a couple kissing on a busy Parisian street.

But it's not his only picture of kissing, check out these sweet photos to see more of his work.

The liberation of Paris, August 1944

Lovers, Paris, 1945

Baiser Passage Versailles, 1950

Bois de Boulogne, Paris, circa 1950

Bouquet of jonquils, 1950

Couple kissing in the night, Paris 1950

 Il bacio dell'Hotel de Ville, Paris, 1950

Kissing couple and guard, Paris, 1950

Le baiser blotto, Paris, 1950

Lovers on the Pont Neuf, Paris, 1950

Opera kiss, Paris, 1950

Paris lovers with jonquils, circa 1950

Parisian woman kissing a French soldier of the navy on the parade of the allied troops, 1950

The kiss of the opera, Paris, 1950

Bride and groom kissing, 1952

 Quay of Jemmapes, Paris, 1970


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