September 13, 2009

Willy Ronis, 1910-2009.

French photographer Willy Ronis has passed away. A member of the Rapho photo agency, he was the first French photographer to work for LIFE magazine. Famous for never leaving his camera at home - "not even to buy bread" - Ronis stopped taking photos in 2001, when the cane he required for walking got in his way. Examples of his work, which among other accolades earned him the epithet "photographer of Paris par excellence," can be seen here.

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