The photographer Izis Bidermanas: "This is not Paris and not old, but just my"Pictolic
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Bidermanas Izis (Izis Bidermanas) — the most famous street photographer of the twentieth century. Throughout his life, the photographer was taking pictures of people and streets. His black-and-white photograph filled with life, the city's history and interesting composition in the frame.
His works are placed in a row with such famous French masters as Brassai, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and Willy Ronnie.
Israelis Bidermanas (full name of the photographer) was born in 1911 into a Jewish family in the town of Marijampole, Lithuania. School mates called him a dreamer. Father wanted to Izis worked as a carpenter, but the boy was keen on painting. At 13 he left school and began to study photography. Later he left his native city to travel and take pictures.
Security measures did not protect the photographer, and he was captured by the Nazis. Freed its members of the French resistance — the maquis. Bidermanas joined the underground fighters and they have dedicated a series of portraits, who took a prominent place in his work. Back in Paris, the photographer began working as a portraitist.In front of his lens has been visited by many famous personalities including albert Camus, andré Breton, Paul Eluard, Louis Aragon, Elsa Triolet, Marc Chagall. In 1946 he held his first exhibition in Paris. Soon ISIS received French citizenship and became a photographer of the magazine "Paris Match". With this publication he collaborated for about twenty years.
The most significant works of Bidermanas steel black and white street photos taken in Paris and London. Pre-war style the photographer has found a poetic line. His most beautiful shots included in the book "Paris of dreams" (1949) and "a Large spring ball" (1951). Many of the photographer known to the General public on black-and-white postcards of Paris which were distributed in kiosks. But not everyone knows that the author is a poet French streets, Izis Bidermanas.