Robert Doisneau 14 April 1912, was a French photographer. In the 1930s he used a Leica on the streets of Paris; together with Henri Cartier-Bresson he was a pioneer of photojournalism.He is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville), a photo of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris. Robert Doisneau was appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the National Order of the Légion d’honneur in 1984.
When he died, aged 81, on April 1, 1994 he left behind an impressive collection of 450,000 negatives. Amongst these where the four photos showcased on the Google doodle