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Remembering Robert Doisneau

My daughter’s high school French teacher gave her a very innovative assignment. She was instructed to take a series of photos in the style of the famous French photographer Robert Doisneau. Doisneau’s photographs chronicled French people in their everyday lives. Some of his most memorable shots were taken after World War II. After many years of darkness, his photos brilliantly captured the exhilaration and joy of liberation in Paris. But the photo that remains the symbol of love is “Kiss in Front of the Palace of City Hall.”

With camera in hand, my daughter started photographing random people. However, photographing this wary generation of Americans proved difficult. She did find a somewhat willing candidate.

Sitting on Park Bench