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Marc Riboud: 50 Years of Photography [Hardcover]

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Book Description

May 28 2004
For the past fifty years, Marc Riboud has traveled the world recording the harmony of landscapes and the beauty in faces in Angkor, Huang-Shan, Vietnam, Istanbul, India, Bangladesh, New York
and China. Riboud captures images of history in the making alongside those of everyday life. From a painter balanced like a dancer on the metal girders of the Eiffel Tower to a young girl facing down
a rank of riflemen in protest of the Vietnam war, Riboud's photographs reveal a deep passion for seeing, an intrinsic compassion for the human
struggle, and an intense and insatiable desire to understand and to comprehend. While many of his photographs depict the anguish of war, others catch
the evanescent delight of a swim in a sun-dappled river or children learning to whistle in a Shanghai street. This retrospective book-which includes Riboud's most famous photographs as well as unpublished vintage prints from Leeds in 1954, from Africa, and from Europe-is the first to span his
entire, remarkable career.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Flammarion (May 28 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 208030447X
  • ISBN-13: 978-2080304476
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 2.3 x 30.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,746,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Photography April 19 2010
By Mike SF - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I first found Marc Riboud's photos a few years ago while my wife and I lived in Beijing, China. As I've learned more about him and his work, I've been amazed at the number of places he has photographed and the strength of his work. At 87, he is still traveling the world, lecturing, being present at major retrospectives of his photos, and still maintaining his life-long interest in the world and what's happening in it.

As the title suggests, this book shows 50 years of photography. Fifty great years. I'm very glad I bought it, and am enjoying every minute spent with it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Marc Riboud by Marc Riboud May 28 2009
By David Phillips - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you like Riboud, this is a very good book of his photos, well printed.

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