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Video: The Life and Work of Iconic Photographer Robert Doisneau

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Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography is back at it again, taking an in-depth look at the life and work of another inspirational and iconic figure in the world of photography. This time, the subject is French photographer Robert Doisneau.

A contemporary of Henri-Cartier Bresson and a man who had a great impact on the classic era of European photojournalism, Doisneau captured some truly iconic images between the 1930s and 1950s.

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The nineteen minute video breaks Doisneau’s incredible life down into bite-sized chunks. Forbe’s speaks to Doisneau’s composition, his play on humor in a number of his images, and also dives into Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall) — one of Doisneau’s most famous images, partially because it was posed.

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