Paris Match: Melloul revisits Doisneau
Richard Melloul is passionate about Robert Doisneau. For the 100th anniversary of the legendary photographer, he tried to find the two schools immortalized by Doisneau. He found them. One on rue Riblette (Paris 20) and the other on rue Buffon (Paris 5). To his great surprise, the background had not changed, same location, almost same furniture and blackboards. One big difference, however, the blend of nationalities in the classroom and the other, a major one, the dozens of written pre-requisite authorizations necessary to wander and shoot in the schools whereas Doisneau was free. Thanks to the stupidity of the new Laws.