Robert Doisneau, French Photographer

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Robert Doisneau, French photographer: Musician in the Rain Biography: Robert Doisneau was born 1912 in Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. He died in 1994. Doisneau is famous for his photographs of Parisian street life. Originally trained as a lithographer, he took up photography as a profession in the early 1930s, working for the French magazine, Le'Excelsior. In the late 1930s, he worked as a publicity photographer for Renault, until he was fired for frequent absences from work. During WWII, he joined the Resistance, both fighting and serving as a photographer.

Primarily working in Paris, Doisneau is best known for his photographs of kissing couples and children. Other well-known French photographers include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Edouard Boubat, and Willy Ronis.

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