History of Photography


 

 

 

 


 
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Outerbridge   Paul
 
Brandt Bill
 
Rodchenko Alexander
 
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Bravo Manuel
 
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Callahan Harry
 
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Smith Rodney
 
Kertesz Andre
 
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Doisneau Robert


(b Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, 14 April 1912; d Paris, 1 April 1994).

French photographer. He attended the Ecole Estienne in Paris (1926–9), where he studied engraving, and after leaving the school he had various jobs designing engraved labels and other items. He found his training of little use, however, and soon began to experiment with photography, teaching himself the techniques. In 1931 he worked as an assistant to the photographer André Vigneau. The following year Doisneau’s series of photographs of a flea market in Paris was published in the periodical Excelsior. His early photographs have many of the features of his mature works: for example the seeming unawareness of the camera shown by the people in Sunday Painter (1932; ) and the comic subject both add to the photograph’s charm, a quality Doisneau valued greatly. In 1934 he obtained a job as an industrial photographer at the Renault factory in Billancourt, Paris, where he was required to take photographs of the factory interior and its machines as well as advertising shots of the finished cars. In the summer of 1939 he was dismissed for being repeatedly late and then worked briefly for the Rapho photographic agency in Paris, producing more photographs of the capital.

 


Doisneau Robert

     
      

 

The Fallen Horse
Paris, 1942
 


Bistro at Arcueil
1945
 

Sunday morning in Arcueil
1945

 

Down to the Factory
1946
 


Down to the Factory
1946
 

Sidelong glance
1948

 

Kiss by the Hotel de Ville
1950
 


L'Accordeoniste, rue Mouffetard
Paris, 1951
 

Square du Vert-Galant
1950

 

The Fortune Teller
1951

 


Hell
1952
 


Coco
Paris, 1952
 

Picasso and the loaves
1952

 


By the railings around the Luxembourg Gardens
1953
 


Georges Braque a Varengeville
Normandy, 1953
 

Wanda wiggles her hips
1953

      


Pipi Pigeon
 


Musician in the Rain
 


The Bouquet of Daffodils
1950
 

Fox terrier on the Pont des Arts
1953

      

Angels and Leeks
1953

 


Cesar Baldaccini (The Sculptor Cesar in his Workshop)
Paris, 1955
 

The Cellist
1957
 


School Kids
 


Information Scolaire
1956
 


Barbarian prisoner and Callipygian Venus, Versailles
1966

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