Embracing the moment

The quintessential Paris street photographer

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) is best known for his magical, timeless 35mm street portraits taken in Paris and its suburbs. Fresh, unstaged, and full of poetry and humor, his photographs portray everyday people (in everyday places, doing everyday things) frozen in time, unwittingly revealing fleeting personal emotions in a public context. Doisneau’s gift was the ability to seek out and capture, with humanity and grace, those little epiphanies of everyday Parisian life. This book traces Doisneau’s life and career, providing a wonderful introduction to the work of this seminal photographer.
Doisneau (TASCHEN 25 Edition)

Doisneau

Flexicover, 4.7 x 6.5 in., 192 pages
$ 9.99
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
"The quintessential Paris street photographer is famous for one photograph but his bitter-sweet photographs recording everyday people in everyday places, doing everyday things, are full of humour, poetry and realism."
— Mature Times, London, United Kingdom
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Robert Doisneau
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Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 540 pages
$ 69.99

A new monograph on the most popular of Parisian photographers, compiled by Doisneau's long-time friend and TASCHEN author Jean Claude Gautrand, with unlimited access to the photographer's extensive archive. Features more than 400 images, including lesser-known work outside of Paris, and a special preface by Doisneau’s daughters Francine Deroudille and Annette Doisneau.
Ralph Gibson. Nude (TASCHEN 25 Edition)
Ralph Gibson. Nude
Hardcover, 10.6 x 14.1 in., 336 pages
$ 69.99

Perfectly intimate: the infinite subtlety of the female form. Standard TASCHEN edition