Robert Doisneau Exhibition – Manderen, France


As a huge fan of the French photographer Robert Doisneau,
 today my heart is filled with joy and inspiration because I had 
the opportunity to attend his exhibition at Château de Malbrouck
 in Manderen ( France ), also to introduce his work 
to Cezar and share it with you all.
(Léia)

Robert Doisneau Exhibition
10 April – 28 August 2011 



“I don’t photograph life as it is, but life as I would like it to be,”
 Robert Doisneau
( 1912 – 1994)

No pictures inside were allowed, but I got some 
of my favorite ones from my book about him.


“Le baiser de l’Hotel de Ville”- 1950

 “Le Frères”- 1934

“Baiser Blotto”- 1950

“The marvels of daily life are so exciting; 
no movie director can arrange the unexpected 
that you find in the street.” 
Robert Doisneau


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32 thoughts on “Robert Doisneau Exhibition – Manderen, France

  1. I like this photographer as well. It must have been a nice exhibition! Those giant prints on the wall look fantastic.
    Bisous mes amis!
    Hal

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  2. What a beautyful place for an exhibition! and I love the quotes!
    (You should love an other french photographer, Willy Ronis. Try to google him.)
    PS:I'm flying much norther than Lille; To a place whith trolls, fairies, and dark beaches…

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  3. I remember studying him when I took my first Art History class. That's when I decided that wanted to be a photographer. The exhibit would be something to see. I can only imagine the feeling you got when you were able to see this. I am so happy for you both.

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  4. Wow, amazing work and presentation! That must have been an incredible exhibition to see, and what a tremendous setting too! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  5. The fact that most of these images were carefully staged with plenty of resources at hand doesn't diminish the value of the amazing results!

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  6. I'm not familiar with his work, but I should be! Wonderful Thanks for introducing him (or re-introducing him, in the case of the better informed) to all of us.

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  7. Oh, Léia, how exciting for you and Cezar! What a wonderful opportunity!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  8. Your photos of this wonderful castle are better than any I could find on the internet and you have given a real sense of the exhibit with its large displays. I have know of and admired this amazing photographer since I first held a camera (looooong time ago) and my favorite photo of him is his self-portrait you showed above.

    Wonderful post and photos, mes amis!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  9. I can see why you are such a fan of his. I will have to do some research of my own about him. I especially love the first photo. I like his philosophy on photography.

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  10. I've not heard of him before, but I can see why you've become a “huge fan.” Excellent work. I like street photography, too, as you know. Thanks for sharing these pictures and more about this very talented man!

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  11. Oh, je suis trop jalouse! Faut absolument que j'aille voir cette exposition;o)
    En attendant, merci pour ces superbes clichés;o)

    ***
    Re-bisous et à bientôt****

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