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Robert Doisneau

in his studio in Montrouge, 1992
Born Robert Doisneau
(1912-04-14)14 April 1912
Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, Paris
Died 1 April 1994(1994-04-01) (aged 81)
Montrouge, Paris
Cause of death Acute pancreatitis
Resting place Raizeux
Education École Estienne, 1929 graduate, diplomas in engraving and lithography
Occupation Photographer, engraver
Known for Street photography, Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (The kiss by the town hall)
Title Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour
Spouse(s) Pierrette (née Chaumaison)
Children Annette (b. 1942)
Francine (b. 1947)

Nowadays people's visual imagination is so much more sophisticated, so much more developed, particularly in young people, that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something, they can make of it what they will.
Robert Doisneau
A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there – even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity.
Robert Doisneau
The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.
Robert Doisneau
Chance is the one thing you can't buy. You have to pay for it and you have to pay for it with your life, spending a lot of time, you pay for it with time, not the wasting of time but the spending of time.
Robert Doisneau