Robert Doisneau. Le révolté du merveilleux

Robert Doisneau was born in 1912. He graduated from École Estienne in Paris. During World War II, he was a photographer for the French Resistance and afterwards he documented the liberation of Paris.

From 1949 to 1952, Doisneau worked for such magazines as “Vogue”, “Life”, “Paris Match”, “Réalités”, “Point de Vue”, and “Regards”. He also portrayed celebrities, including Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, and Orson Welles. What made him renowned were shots of Paris city life and, in particular, a photograph of a couple kissing in front of the city hall. The image has become the symbol of Paris as the city of love and went down in the history of photography. Works of Robert Doisneau can be found in the collections of Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. At the turn of 2016 and 2017, a retrospective exhibition of the artist’s works was presented in Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. He died in Paris in 1994.


Director: Clémentine Deroudille

Producer: Day For Night Productions, arte France

France, 2015, 77 min


The Nuremberg House
ul. Skałeczna 2

film screening:

24.05.2017, 7.00 p.m.


Free admission