Born in Gentilly (Val
de Marne) April 14.
Studies at Estienne
School where he obtains an engraver-lithographer diploma
Font designer and
photography internship at Ulmann studio for drug manufacturers.
Camera assistant for André Vigneau.
Sells his first report to the daily newspaper ’L’Excelsior.’
for Renault’s factory in Billancourt.
Loses his job for
Meets Charles Rado, founder of
Becomes an independent
Meets Maximilien Vox
for whom he creates numerous photo essays
collaboration with Pierre Betz, publisher of Le Point journal.
Meets Blaise Cendrars in Aix-en-Provence.
Returns to the Rapho
Agency, now headed by Raymond Grosset.
Photo essays for the weekly magazine ‘Action.’
Meets Jacques Prévert
and Robert Giraud
Wins the Kodak Prize
Contract with Vogue magazine
Wins the Niepce Prize
Travels to the
USA and photo reports from
New York City, Hollywood and Palm Springs
Canada : report in Montreal, spends a few days in NYC
Photo report in USSR
’50 years of soviet achievements’
French tour of museums with
‘Le Paris de Robert Doisneau’ a
film by François Porcile
Invited to the
‘Rencontres d’Arles’ photo festival
‘Poète et piéton’ a film by
Travels to New York City
Wins the French
‘National Grand Prize of Photography’
Participates in the
photographic mission of the DATAR
Wins the Balzac Prize
Video Contacts (CNP/La
‘Bonjour Monsieur Doisneau’ a film
by french actress Sabine Azéma
‘Doisneau des villes et Doisneau
des champs’ a film by Patrick Cazals for french television
Dies in Paris on the
1st of April