Exhibitions

ROBERT DOISNEAU

CAMERA Italian Centre for Photography - Torino
11-10-2022 / 14-02-2023
Robert Doisneau

The unforgettable shots of Robert Doisneau (1912-1994), one of the fathers of 20th-century photography, are on show at CAMERA-Italian Centre for Photography in Torino from 11 October 2022 to 14 February 2023: more than 130 silver salts black and white photographs, in an itinerary that includes some of his most iconic images but also lesser-known shots, selected from the more than 450,000 negatives in his archive.

Together with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau is considered one of the fathers of French humanist photography and street photojournalism. Starting with his best-known shot - the kiss of a young couple, indifferent to the crowds of passers-by and the traffic on the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville in Paris - the exhibition recounts his career through the recurring themes he tackled over more than fifty years, with his camera always ready to shoot: war and liberation, work, love, children’s games, leisure, music, fashion, artists.

Whether it is photographs taken on commission or during long days wandering around Paris with his writer friends, Doisneau recounts his time through a gaze guided by disobedience and curiosity, described by him as “the two main requirements of this profession”: his images tell of an era in which people seek a new balance within a changing society, with its rituals and contradictions. With his lens, he has captured with enormous expressive freedom the daily life of the men, women and children of Paris and its banlieue, knowing how to translate their actions and gestures, desires and emotions, drawing a realistic and empathetic cross-section of post-war humanity.

When

Tuesday 11 October 2022 / Tuesday 14 February 2023

Opening Hours

Monday:
11:00-19:00
Tuesday:
11:00-19:00
Wednesday:
11:00-19:00
Thursday:
11:00-21:00
Friday:
11:00-19:00
Saturday:
11:00-19:00
Sunday:
11:00-19:00

Tickets

€ 12,00 Intero
€ 0,00 Gratuito accompagnatori di disabili; disabili; Guide turistiche Italia; minore 13 anni; possessori di Abbonamento Musei; soci ICOM
€ 8,00 Ridotto maggiore di 70 anni; minore 26 anni; soci AIACE; soci Fai

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