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November 28, 2011

38 Black and White Photographs of Paris Taken by Robert Doisneau in the 1940s and 1950s

Robert Doisneau(April 14, 1912, Gentilly, Val-de-Marne – April 1, 1994) was a French photographer. In the 1930s he used a Leica on the streets of Paris; together with Henri Cartier-Bresson he was a pioneer of photojournalism. He is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville), a photo of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris. Robert Doisneau was appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the National Order of the Légion d'honneur in 1984.

Below is a gallery of 38 amazing black and white photographs of Paris taken by Robert Doisneau from between the 1940s and 1950s.

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