Born 1912, Gentilly, France. Died 1994, Montrouge, France.
Robert Doisneau joined the Rapho agency in 1946 and became a leading figure in the post-war humanist movement. He is well known for his humorous, heart-warming black and white street scenes in Paris and its suburbs. For his DATAR pictures of the suburbs, he returned to the places he had shot in the 1940s. However, they mark a break in his style: these medium-sized photographs are not only in color, but show little human presence.