Willy Ronis 1910-2009
Willy Ronis, one of the great French post-war photographers, died on Saturday 12th September. He was 99.
Ronis made his name photographing everyday life in Paris. Richard Bram remembers him as “A great photographer and a charming gentleman”, and recalls “a delightful conversation with him in London. I went to hear him speak at the Institut Français in Kensington, London, and had met him one other time. I treasure those moments.”
David Gibson met him too, and remembers “his phrase ‘the fear of missing’ about his photography. One of the true greats.”