Riboud, Marc

Riboud, Marc,

1923–2016, French photojournalist. After fighting in the resistance during World War II, he studied engineering. In 1952 he moved to Paris, where he met Henri Cartier-BressonCartier-Bresson, Henri
, 1908–2004, French photojournalist, b. Chanteloup, near Paris. Cartier-Bresson is renowned for his countless memorable images of 20th-century individuals and events.
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, who became his mentor. Riboud's first published photograph, of a man balletically balanced as he paints the Eiffel Tower, appeared in Life magazine in 1953. As part of the Magnum photo agency (1953–79), he traveled to India, China, the Soviet Union, and Africa, and photographed in both North and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. His works often capture ordinary people caught up in historic events, as in the photograph of a girl with a flower facing National Guard soldiers with drawn bayonets during an anti–Vietnam War demonstration (1967). Collections of his work include Marc Riboud: Photographs at Home and Abroad (1986), Marc Riboud in China: Forty Years of Photography (1996), and Marc Riboud: 50 Years of Photography (2004).
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