RIP – Photographer Marc Riboud 1923-2016

After a long illness, early Magnum member Marc Riboud passed away this week after a long illness. While he took his first photographs to Paris in 1937, he detoured becoming a photographer until after the Second World War and a degree in engineering.

One of his most famous images of a painter on the Eiffel Tower appeared in Life Magazine in 1953. Following the publication, Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson asked Riboud to join Magnum.

Some of his work includes seminal work on the Cultural Revolution in China, classic street scenes in Tibet and Japan. In 1956, he traveled from Calcutta, India, to China. His fascination with the region kept bringing him back even during the 1960s when very few photographers were allowed into Vietnam.

Marc Riboud received numerous awards including for his book Into the Orient published by Xavier Barral.

[source: feature image – leparisien]

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