Starting with one of the world’s best-known photographs – the shot of a young couple kissing, indifferent to the crowds of passers-by and the traffic on the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville in Paris – the exhibition explores the work of a famous photographer like Doisneau who, together with Henri Cartier-Bresson, is considered one of the founding fathers of French humanist photography and street photojournalism. With his lens, the expression of an empathetic and ironic gaze, Doisneau captured the daily life of the men, women and children of Paris and its banlieue, with all the emotions of the gestures and situations in which they are engaged. The images in the exhibition testify to his style of mixing curiosity and fantasy, but also to a freedom of expression that makes the logic of surrealism its own, reinterpreting it in an ironic key.
Robert Doisneau, 11 Oct 2022 — 14 Feb 2023
Camera, the Italian Centre for Photography, Via delle Rosine 18