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You may have seen the Google doodle today celebrating the 100th birth annivesary of renowned French photographer Robert Doisneau, one of the pioneers of photojournalism. Above is probably one of his most famous shots, known as Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville). The picture, though seemingly caught spontaneously, was actually posed. Doisneau had spotted the couple earlier and felt (rightly so) that it was inappropriate to snap a picture. He later approached them and asked them if they would repeat their kiss and let him capture it on film. The result was the iconic picture of “young love” in Paris.
If you’re in Paris, don’t miss the free exhibition of some of his work now showing at the Hotel de Ville (until April 28).