Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/04/13

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Subject: [Leica] Doisneau
From: gwpics at (Gerry Walden)
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:55:03 +0100
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Thanks for posting a reminder for his birthday, I will raise a glass of red 
tonight in his honour. To me he was always one of the best, if not the best. 
Willy Ronis and Marc Ribauld rank in there as well together with, of course, 
HCB but probably in that order. I was exhibiting in France a while ago and 
there they seemed to rank Doisneau as the best and discounted HCB all 
together which rather surprised me, having loads of Doisneau posters in the 
shops but not even an HCB book. At the opening of my show I was very 
honoured to be compared favourably to Doisneau (sorry about the boasting but 
I don't get much opportunity).


Gerry Walden
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+44 (0)797 287 7932

On 13 Apr 2012, at 15:33, Marty Deveney wrote:

> Robert Doisneau would have been 100 today:
> I met him a couple of times.  I didn't know him well, but he was a guy
> who could really tell you what photography was about.  His archive was
> incredibly organised and he emphasized the importance of knowing where
> every photo was, all the time.
> Marty
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