Marc Riboud

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Marc Riboud was born in 1923 in Lyon. He took his first photographs at the age of fourteen, during the World Fair of 1937, in Paris. In 1944, Riboud joined the fighting in the Vercors, then, from 1945 to 1948, he studied to be an engineer at the École Centrale de Lyon. From 1953, he devoted himself to photography and entered the Magnum agency at the invitation of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa. From the 1950s onwards, he started to travel the world and decided to go to India via the Middle East and Afghanistan. He then produced a series of reports in the USSR, China, and Algeria at the time of Independence, as well as in South and North Vietnam. Marc Riboud passed away on August 30, 2016. 

His work is regularly exhibited in Paris, London and New York. He has also published many books, including Angkor, sérénité bouddhique and Demain Shanghai. He has been awarded several prizes, such as the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York (ICP) and the Overseas Press Club of America.


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