Saturday, July 6, 2013

Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau was a prominent French photographer. This set offers some of his earlier work, from the 1930s through World War II. One imagines that the pictures of Nazi-occupied Paris were taken at some personal risk.

 Les filles du diable, 1933
["the devil's daughters"? wtf]
[Thanks to Bertrand's comment this is better translated as "Girls in a Chariot"]
 Papa's airplane, 1934
 Le dejeuner sur l'herbe, 1936
[there's a painting by Manet of the same name]
 The first teacher, 1935
 The gate of poplars, 1932
Marching band, occupied Paris, 1940s
Place De La Concorde, July 1944
Queue in occupied Paris
 Barricades, Paris, 1944
 Camille Folliet, the Resistance priest supporting and advising the French Resistance fighters 
in the outpost of the Parisian Barriers, in August 1944
 Camouflage, liberation of Paris, 1944
 Love and Barbed Wire, Tuileries, Paris, 1944
Resistance fighter resting, 1944


  1. I just found this blog, its really interesting.Thanks for posting them!

  2. Hello ! In the first picture, in french a diable is also a cart, a chariot !
    Thanks for all your photos !!