Angels and Leeks by Robert Doisneau (1953)

“Angels and Leeks” is a photograph taken by Robert Doisneau in 1953. The black-and-white image captures a juxtaposition of a mundane street scene against a whimsical backdrop. In the foreground, there are vendors at a marketplace standing behind crates filled with fresh produce such as leeks and other vegetables. They are engaging with potential customers or waiting attentively for passersby. The most striking element of the photograph is the shop window behind the vendors, featuring mannequins of angels dressed in flowing gowns, creating a stark contrast between the everyday task of selling produce and the ethereal display in the background. The photograph carries Doisneau’s signature style, which often includes elements of humor, irony, and a touch of the poetic within scenes of Parisian life.

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