Over the following decades, the rediscovery of both photography and certain photographers took on ever greater dimensions. In 1981, a film entitled Poete et pieton (Poet on Foot) was made about Robert Doisneau by François Porcile and the book Ballade pour un violoncelle et chambre noire, the photographic marathon that he had run with his friend Maurice Baquet, finally saw the light of day. Greatly limited in his activities by the long illness of his wife, Pierrette, Doisneau nevertheless had to cope with numerous demands on his time.
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