Willy Ronis photography



Willy Ronis (August 14, 1910 – September 12, 2009) was a French photographer, whose best known work shows life in post-war Paris and Provence. In 1939 Ronis was motorbiking around central France photographing the scenery and was arrested and put in jail as a suspected spy. He was the first French photographer to work for LIFE Magazine, and Edward Steichen exhibited him at the Museum of Modern Art in 1953 in a show called Four French Photographers.