Biographie de l'artiste
A French photographer whose work runs through the entire 20th century, Willy Ronis began his long career in the 1920âs. He did his first reportages in his fatherâs photographic studio. In 1937 he decided to be a freelance photographer-reporter-illustrator. He travelled extensively in Europe and joined the Rapho agency. He won the gold medal at the Venice Biennale in 1957. He received the national grand prize in Arts and Letters for photography in 1979, and then the Nadar prize for his album, âSur le fil du hazard.â Willy Ronis is a photographer of the moment, who seizes truth with a profoundly human eye, preferring meaning to pure creativity and transforming ephemeral moments into eternity. As the last representative of humanistic photography, Willy Ronis donated his work to the State before passing away in September 2009.