French photographer Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) made photographs on the streets of Paris in the 1930s. He was a champion of humanist photography and with Henri Cartier-Bresson a pioneer of photojournalism.
Doisneau is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall), a photograph of a couple kissing on a busy Parisian street.
But it’s not his only picture of kissing, check out these sweet photos to see more of his work.
The liberation of Paris, August 1944
Lovers, Paris, 1945
Baiser Passage Versailles, 1950
Bois de Boulogne, Paris, circa 1950
Bouquet of jonquils, 1950
Couple kissing in the night, Paris 1950
Il bacio dell’Hotel de Ville, Paris, 1950
Kissing couple and guard, Paris, 1950
Le baiser blotto, Paris, 1950
Lovers on the Pont Neuf, Paris, 1950
Opera kiss, Paris, 1950
Paris lovers with jonquils, circa 1950
Parisian woman kissing a French soldier of the navy on the parade of the allied troops, 1950