The highly successful anthology dedicated to the French master Robert Doisneau , one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century , arrives in Turin in the rooms of CAMERA - Italian Center for Photography, from 11 October 2022 to 14 February 2023.
Curated by Gabriel Bauret and promoted by CAMERA, Silvana Editoriale and Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova and Rovigo, the exhibition presents over 130 photographs of the author in a path that includes some of his most iconic images but also lesser-known shots, selected among the over 450,000 negatives which make up his archive.
Among the most famous photographers in the world, Robert Doisneau is considered, together with Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the fathers of French humanist photography and street photojournalism. Starting from his best-known photograph - which portrays the kiss of a young couple indifferent to the crowd of passers-by and the traffic of the place de l'Hôtel de Ville in Paris - the exhibition recounts his career through the recurring themes he tackled in more than fifty years with the camera always ready to shoot: war and liberation, work, love, children's games, free time, music, fashion, artists.
Whether it's photographs taken on commission or during the long days wandering around Paris with his fellow writers, Doisneau tells his time through a gaze guided by disobedience and curiosity, indicated by him as 'the two main requirements of this profession' .
His images, impregnated with a surrealism that can be defined as 'premeditated', given the marked ability to compose apparently surprisingly spontaneous scenes, tell of an era in which people are looking for a new balance within a society in transformation. , with its rites and its contradictions.