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Google honors French photographer Robert Doisneau with a doodle depicting Paris en noir et blanc photo prints. Doisneau playful, and ironic images of amusing contrasts, mingling social classes, and eccentrics in contemporary Paris streets and cafes made him a name in the arts. Influenced by the work of André Kertész, Eugène Atget, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, his works gives prominence to street culture, most specifically kids.

That being said, his most recognizable work is Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville), a photo of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris which construes Paris’ nickname, the City of Love.

Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (The Kiss) robert doisneau
Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (The Kiss)