Willy Ronis Chambres et Piliers (Rooms and Pillars)
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1940s Print Date 1940s
Dimensions 8 x 7 in. (203 x 178 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Photographer's signature in negative and stamp on verso. Title and information written on the verso, probably in the photographer's hand. A conveyor belt removes stone as miner watches.
Willy Ronis was born in Paris in 1910. He became a full-time photographer in 1945. He joined Doisneau, Brassaï and others at the Rapho Agency. 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. He was also part of the Family of Man exhibit. Ronis passed away on September 12, 2009.