Willy Ronis  (French, 1910-2009) 


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Willy Ronis, Le Petit Parisien


Willy Ronis
Le Petit Parisien

Auction: May 8, 2014
Phillips London
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Willy Ronis, Fondamente Nuove, Venise


Willy Ronis
Fondamente Nuove, Venise

Hyperion Press Limited
Willy Ronis, Ménilmontant


Willy Ronis

Galerie Merrow
Willy Ronis, Bolène


Willy Ronis

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Willy Ronis, Locomotive


Willy Ronis

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Willy Ronis, Homme sur un banc


Willy Ronis
Homme sur un banc

Galerie Merrow
Willy Ronis, Les Clochards, place de la République


Willy Ronis
Les Clochards, place de la République

Galerie Merrow
Willy Ronis, Manif pour la défense du Ciné


Willy Ronis
Manif pour la défense du Ciné

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Willy Ronis, Le Vigneron de Cavignac, Gironde


Willy Ronis
Le Vigneron de Cavignac, Gironde

Peter Fetterman Gallery
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Willy Ronis, Près de Mulhouse


Willy Ronis
Près de Mulhouse, 1954
gelatin silver print


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Willy Ronis, Paris


Willy Ronis
Paris, 1945
gelatin silver print


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Willy Ronis, Place de la République, Paris


Willy Ronis
Place de la République, Paris, 1951
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1910   Born at the foot of Montmatre on August 14.
1932   Begins work at his father's photographic studio
1936   Death of his father and collapse of the family business. Decides to earn his living as a freelance photographer. First pictures are published in Regards
1937   Produces 'Neige dans les Vosges' exhibition at the Gare de l'Est, Paris. Meets David Szymin ('Chin') and Robert Capa. First assignment for Plaisir cie France.
1938 - 1939   Reports on the strike at Citroën. Travels in Greece, Yugoslavia and Albania.
1941 - 1944   Stage manager for travelling theatre company in Non-Occupied Zone in south of France.
1947   Awarded the Prix Kodak
1945 - 1950   Works for illustrated press'. Point de rue, L'Ecran Français, Regards, L'Illustration, Le Monde Illustré. Member of the Groupe des XV.Joins Rapho Agency. From 1947, works on Belleville-Ménilmontant project.
1951   Publishes Photo reportage et chasse aux images.
1954   Publishes Belleville-Ménilmontant, with text by Pierre Mac Orlan.
1975   Made Honorary President of National Association of Photographers- Reporters-Illustrators.
1979   Awarded the Grand Prix des Arts et Lettres for Photography by the Minister for Culture.
1980   Publishes Sur le fil du hasard.
1982   Full-length film Un voyage de Rose, with Willy Ronis and Guy Le Querrec, made and directed by Patrick Barbéris.
1983   Willy Ronis is published. Donates his photographic work to the French state. Returns to Paris and continues to work with Rapho
1985   Publishes Mon Paris. Official retrospective held at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Named Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
2000   Exhibitions at the Musée de la Photographie (Charleroi), Kiev, Cologne, Kyoto.
2000   Exhibition held at the FNAC Etoile, Paris, to celebrate his ninetieth birthday.
1996   Major retrospective '70 ans de déclics', Pavillon des Arts, Paris.
1995   Exhibitions in Washington, DC, New York and Tokyo. Major retrospec tive at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.
1986 - 1989   Exhibitions in New York, Moscow and Bologna.
1965   Participates in the exhibition 'Six Photographers and Paris', Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, with Doisneau, Frasnay, Lattés, Pic and Janine Niepce.
1957   Awarded Gold Medal at Venice Biennale
1953   Participates in 'Five French Photographers' at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, with Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï, Doisneau et Izis.