In the years between 1934 and 1991, photographer Robert Doisneau took thousands of pictures of the Ville Lumière, and of those, you can admire 240 in the exhibition that the Palazzo delle Espozioni is presenting since last September 29, 2012.
The exhibition takes the visitor through time, retrieving the image that the city has been offering through his experienced eye over the years, recording everything that happened, fleeting moments that have passed in front of his camera.
From walks through the gardens of the city, along the Seine, in the streets, through the suburbs and into the bistros in the art galleries and the inevitable big fashion houses, all shown frozen in time so viewers can return to those times
The protagonists trapped in the role of the pictures are not great models and elaborate situations, since every one of the black and white images were taken spontaneously in everyday places and streets of the City of Light. Men and women, children, professionals, lovers, animals and their way of life simply as it happened
His Paris is humanistic and real, a reality that comes with the Parisians in their day to day and that his camera transmitted inadvertently.
Today, Rober Doisneau is a renowned photographer and his work is never lacking in many major international exhibitions. He has always been considered one of the great photographers of the twentieth century.
He began his career at an early age, after graduating from the Ecole Estienne where he began working with an advertising agency that was responsible for promoting pharmaceutical companies. His passion for photography led him a job at the Renault company in 1934 as the official photographer, but five years later he became a freelancer and started to do work for several companies, among which he highlighted at the Rapho agency since 1946.
In 1974 the Chateau d´Eau gallery of Toulusse presented an exhibition of his work, and it was then when his name began to sound loudly in the art world, and more specifically in the Photographic one.
Paris, has been the trigger for his work and this exhibition can be seen in Rome until February 3
Paris was the starting point, of course. The exhibition was shown at the Hotel de la Ville, and then moved to the Tokyo Mitsokoshi Museum and the Museum of Kyoto Ikesan. After the passage of the collection in Rome, the exhibition will open its doors in Milan, where it will be in the city Oberdan Spacio.
The exhibition of French photographer´s images are complemented by several events related to Paris and is part of the five samples of great photographers of the twentieth century to be exhibited in Rome.
To visit the fantastic exhibition in Rome and all that this great ancient city can show you, rent a Rome apartment in a well connected neighborhood close to the center, and let yourself be transported back to the art and architecture of the Italian capital.