Google Doodle Commemorates Street Photographer Robert Doisneau

This past Saturday marked the centennial of French photographer Robert Doisneau, and Google celebrated with a creative photo doodle on its home page. Doisneau is considered one of the fathers of photojournalism and street photography, alongside fellow French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Here’s a slideshow with some of Doisneau’s images:

His best known image is titled “Le Baiser de l’Hotel de Ville“, and shows a young couple kissing on the streets of Paris in 1950. You can read more about that photo and the controversy surrounding it here.

(via TOP)

  • Joey Duncan

    Awesome artist..

    – 10 points for not even being in the same week as when good did this, petapixal.

  • Eric

    Henri Cartier-Bresson would tell you, quite rightly, that the real father of street, or candid, photography was André Kertész. Who was doing it in 1917 during WW I before the Leica or even the Ermanox existed. Cartier-Bresson said it was an exhibit of Kertész’s photos that opened his eyes to the potential of photography for capturing decisive moments.

    Still, Dosineau is cool, if willing to fake his photos.