The iconic photographer still in vogue

Doisneau’s society and arts portraits from his Vogue years – spot the young Brigitte Bardot on a fashion shoot. ® Atelier Robert Doisneau

As a new book about Robert Doisneau comes out, Samantha David talks to the lensman’s daughter about his work

French photographer Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) was a pioneer in the art of photojournalism; not simply producing an image but using photographs to tell an entire story. His most famous photo is probably, Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville; a black and white image taken in 1950 of a couple kissing in the street. It is gripping because although it was posed, it has the look of a documentary image taken of strangers on the street.

® Atelier Robert Doisneau

By the time he died, he had been awarded a Légion d’ ...

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