1993 - Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau entered the Ecole Estienne in Paris in 1925, where he received training as a lithographer. He started his career in drawing letters and making advertising photos. He had a particular interest in portraying workers’ living conditions. The photograph made for Château Lafite Rothschild illustrates that very style that made him famous. He died just a year after making this photograph in April 1994. This work is the product of Daniel Vignat’s patience, as it took him 2 years just to meet the “master”. It only took a few minutes to convince him, though. Their meeting was even more interesting as they evoked their mutual friendship for Jacques Prévert, the poet that Doisneau considered as his brother.