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Photographer Willy Ronis dies aged 99

Iconic Paris photographer Willy Ronis died on Saturday at the age of 99. He was one of France's giants of photography, particularly famous for his images of post-war Paris in the 1940s and 1950s.


French photographer Willy Ronis died on Saturday aged 99, according to Rapho, the photographic agency he had been under contract with in recent years.


Ronis, who was confined to a wheelchair, was weakened by the dialysis treatment he was “regularly submitted to” and old age, said Stephane Ledoux, the head of Eyedea Press, which owns both Rapho and Gamma.


“But his mind stayed clear and sparkling till the end”, Ledoux said. “His art was profoundly truthful and humanist. He was one of the best photographers of all time and offered us a unique perspective on France.”


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