Robert Doisneau and Paris\, an encounter between two insepar able partners: one of the greatest French photographers\, and the city that he loved and immortalised with his lens.
Over 240 original photograph s taken by Doisneau in the Ville Lumière between 1934 and 1991\, grouped by themes around his favourite subjects\, are displayed in a major anthologic al retrospective at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni from 29 September 2012 to  10 February 2013.
The exhibition takes the visitor on a fascinating t our of the gardens of Paris\, along the Seine\, in the city streets\, throu gh the suburbs\, and into the bistrots\, fashion houses and art galleries o f the French capital.
Of course\, his real subject matter in these glo rious black and white photographs are the people of Paris themselves: the m en\, women and children\, the lovers and animals\, and their way of life in this timeless city.
Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)\, who liked to compar e himself to Atget\, photographed the Parisian suburbs in an effort to "cap ture the treasures that his contemporaries unwittingly transmitted".
H is Paris is both humanistic and generous\, but also sublime\, revealing its elf in the naked reality of daily existence. No one has ever come closer th an Doisneau to capturing the (occasionally revisited) truth of the Parisian s' daily life. His role as intimate spectator has given us what feels today like a huge family album in which the players take immense joy in identify ing themselves and one another.
Doisneau\, who has become something of a household name today\, graduated from the Ecole Estienne and discovered photography as a young man while working in an advertising agency specializ ing in pharmaceutical products. After working with Vigneau\, he went on to become the official photographer for the Renault motor works in 1934\, but he was sacked five years later on the grounds that he so rarely showed up f or work. He became a free-lance photographer and illustrator in 1939\, and joined the Rapho agency on a permanent basis in 1946. The Chateau d'Eau Gal lery in Toulouse held an exhibition of his work in 1974\, and it was in the 'seventies that he finally began to achieve recognition. Since then\, his photographs have been published\, reproduced and sold throughout the world.
The author of a large number of photographs\, focusing principally on Paris\, Doisneau was to become the most illustrious exponent of "humanist" photography in France. His pictures today are held by some of the greatest collections in France\, the United States and Great Britain and they are r egularly exhibited throughout the world.
After being presented at the Hotel de la Ville in Paris and then in Japan\, at the Mitsukoshi Museum in Tokyo and at the Isetan Museum in Kyoto\, the exhibition entitled Robert Doisneau – Paris en Liberté is now arrived in Italy for the very first time\, to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth. The Palazzo delle Espos izioni in Rome hosts the event from 29 September 2012 to 10 February thanks to a joint initiative by the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo\, the Atelier Doisn eau\, the Fratelli Alinari Fondazione per la Storia della Fotografia and Ci vita\, with the patronage of the Ville de Paris and of Roma Capitale.
The exhibition will then by travelling to Milan\, where it will be hosted a t the city's Spazio Oberdan from 15 February to 1 May 2013\, on the initiat ive of the Provincia di Milano and of other promoter organizations.
In both cities the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of tie-in event s devoted to Paris and to photography\, starting with an unprecedented film retrospective and other cultural events.
This exhibition is the first in a cycle of major shows devoted to Great French Photographers of the 20t h Century\, promoted by the Fondazione Alinari in conjunction with the Vill e de Paris.

LOCATION:Palazzo delle Esposizioni\,Via Nazionale\, 194 \nRoma\, 00184 IT SUMMARY: Paris en liberté\, Robert Doisneau END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR