Born April 14th in Gentilly, France.
Studies at Ecole Estienne in Paris and receives a diploma as an engraver-lithographer.
Draftsman at the Ulman Workshop.
Assistant to Andre Vigneau.
Images of a flea market are the first photographs sold to the daily publication, L’Excelsior.
Works as an industrial photographer at the Renault factories in Billancourt, France.
Introduced to The founder of the Ralpho agency, Charles Rado.
Begins working as a fully independent photographer.
Meets renowned French typographer Maximilien Vox.
Introduced to French actor Maurice Baquet.
Works for the first time with Pierre Betz, editor for the magazine Le Point. This publication, now more than fifty years old, is still in publication.
Introduced to the Swiss poet and novelist Blaise Cendrars in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Meets photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the founding members of the photographic agency Magnum Photos.
Raymond Grosset re-establishes the Ralpho Agency, which had closed during World War II. Doisneau would go on to work with the agency for nearly fifty years.
Works with the weekly publication, Action.
Travels to Yugoslavia.
Introduced to Bordeaux shipper Robert Giraud as well as the French poet Jacques Prevert.
Receives contract with Vogue magazine.
Visits the United States to work in Hollywood and Palm Springs.
Travels to work in the USSR to work for the magazine Working Life.
Guest at the Meetings of Arles.
Responsible for the topic of “New Urban Landscapes” for the photographic mission of DATAR.
Introduced to French actress and producer Sabine Azema, who would later make the film Bonjour Monsieur Doisneau.
Produces portraits of personalities for the magazine Femme.
Meets the French journalist François Canna.
Introduced to the French author Daniel Pennac.
Dies April 1 in Paris.