Marc Riboud: 50 Years of Photography

Marc Riboud: 50 Years of Photography

by Annick Cojean
     
 
Surprises of every kind lie in wait for the photographer - they open the eyes and quicken the heartbeat of those with a passion for looking.
Published to coincide with a major retrospective of Marc Riboud's work, this is the first work in English devoted to the entire career of this outstanding twentieth-century photojournalist. Riboud has created some of the

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Surprises of every kind lie in wait for the photographer - they open the eyes and quicken the heartbeat of those with a passion for looking.
Published to coincide with a major retrospective of Marc Riboud's work, this is the first work in English devoted to the entire career of this outstanding twentieth-century photojournalist. Riboud has created some of the iconic images of our time: workmen balanced like dancers on the powerful metal girders of the Eiffel Tower; a young Vietnam war protester facing down a rank of riflemen with a flower in her hand.
Riboud took his first photographs at the age of 14 with his father's Vest Pocket Kodak. Eager to investigate the complexities of contemporary reality, Riboud worked for the legendary Magnum agency, alongside Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and Chim (David Seymour). Starting in 1955, he traveled all over the world, from Nepal to Alaska, Mexico to Algeria, his camera always at the ready. While many of his shots reveal the anguish of war, others capture the fleeting delights of a swim in a sun-dappled river or children learning to whistle in a Shanghai street. Here are Riboud's best images, presented by those who know him.

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Library Journal
As one of the most respected members of the legendary Magnum Photos agency, the French-born Riboud has traveled the globe making pictures for more than 60 years. In the humanistic style of his mentor, Henri Cartier-Bresson, he captures life-affirming, decisive-moment images that range from street photography to landscapes. Although numerous books of his photojournalism are available, this one does not limit itself to a single place and coincides with a major retrospective of Riboud's work from more than 20 countries, including France, Great Britain, India, Russia, China, and Iran. Beginning in 1951 and spanning more than 50 years, the book features many of Riboud's most famous images as well as some previously unpublished prints. Especially helpful is Riboud's detailed commentary, which accompanies thumbnails of each image in the appendix. An essay by French journalist Cojean, a foreword by gallery director Robert Delpire, and an introduction by Riboud himself add perspective. Recommended for all collections.-Shauna Frischkorn, Millersville Univ., PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782080304476
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
05/14/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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