Born in France in 1907, Robert Manson is known as a photographer of boy scouts, and was active mainly during the 1950s and 60s. He produced his first works on this theme in 1924, when he was 17, at a time when photography was not taken for granted. During those years, he worked with magazines in France, Europe and Canada. He had a particular intrest in rural France, and in the parents and families of yount scouts, taking photographs of great documentary interest. Manson’s images were published in the newspapers and calendars of the ‘Jeunesse Agricole Catholique’ and the women’s magazine ‘Promesse’. He died in 2001 at 94.