Born in Gentilly, Paris in 1922, Robert Doisneau is one of France’s most noted photographers. During his long career, his poetic approach to street photography recorded French everyday life in often playful and surreal images. Always charmed by his subjects, he enjoyed finding amusing juxtapositions or oddities of human nature. He photographed a vast span of people and events, often juxtaposing conformist and maverick elements in images marked by an exquisite sense of humour, by anti-establishment values, and, above all, by his deeply felt humanism. – ICP
Produced in parallel for the Robert Doisneau exhibition to be held at Bunkamura Museum, Tokyo in 2021, we are pleased to present in collotype six works within this special portfolio. From acardionists, lovers and artists, Doisneau’s photographs infuse images of daily life with poetic nuance. Carefully hand printed in black and white by the craftsmen of Benrido Atelier, we are grateful to have the opportunity to express in collotype the unique and anecdotal account of Doisneau’s Paris.