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Robert Doisneau : A thirst of Images (1945-1960)


In the aftermath of this terrible conflict, there was an unquenchable thirst for information and images in France. The press was expanding and now the number of newspapers and magazines mushroomed. In Paris alone, no less than thirty-four dailies were on sale. The major illustrators and reporters of the pre-war period reappeared and, with them, their humanist style and an optimism and lyricism that continued to focus on popular life and the working-class districts. "The liberation had no sooner taken place than I returned feverishly to the only profession I had ever loved."

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