About the Author
Born in 1923, Marc Riboud, an engineer by training, has devoted the past fifty years of his life to photography. At the age of thirteen, Riboud's father gave him his own World War I Vest Pocket Kodak, the aged and dented camera that Riboud used to take his very first photographs. Riboud's fortuitous meeting in 1952 with Henri Cartier-Bresson, the man who was later to become his "salutary tyrant" and mentor, led to his membership in the
legendary Magnum agency. He has received several awards in both the U.S. and Europe, and his photographs are some of the most iconic images of our time. Marc Riboud has been the subject of
numerous individual and collective exhibitions in New York, Paris, and Japan. This book was published to coincide with a major retrospective of Riboud's fifty years of photography held at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris
from March to October 2004.