Willy Ronis: C'est La Vie by Sylvia Bohmer
This major monograph of one of France's greatest living photographers features a selection of the most important images from a long and distinguished career. For more than half a century, Willy Ronis, recognized as an outstanding photographer of Parisian scenes, has also captured images of romance, charm and everyday life. His photographs were the first pictures by a Frenchman to appear in Life magazine, and were also featured in Steichen's renowned Family of Man exhibit. Like his contemporaries Cartier-Bresson and Doisneau, Ronis is interested in the people of France - how they live and work - and in the ineffable qualities that make his country so appealing. His deep empathy for humankind gives his photographs a poignancy that sets them apart. More than 80 images are included in this beautiful tribute to a living legend.