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.


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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