Robert Doisneau’s 100th birthday Google doodle : 14 April 2012

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.
Robert Doisneau - Kiss

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

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