Willy Ronis was born in Paris in 1910 and became a full-time photographer in 1945. He joined Doisneau, Brassaï and others at the Rapho Agency in Paris and sought to bring a lyrical touch to the most ordinary moments of everyday life. Ronis became the first French photographer to work for LIFE Magazine. Curator Edward Steichen exhibited him at the Museum of Modern Art in 1953 in a show called Four French Photographers. Willy Ronis was also part of the famed Family of Man exhibit at Museum of Modern Art in 1955.