The retrospective exhibition of Marc Riboud's work at the Guimet Museum in Paris will reopen on December 16 and the accompanying catalog remains available. Here is a look back at the career of this globetrotting reporter from the days of black and white, whose work spans nearly six decades.
Focusing on the theme of “Main Street: a Crossroad of Cultures,” the exhibition, curated by Jerome De Perlinghi and co-curated by Catherine Coulter Lloyd and Régina Monfort, features the work of 100 photographers from 31 countries with an equal number of men and women. Among the artists included in this years’ edition are: the late Marc Riboud, Olivia Arthur, Linda Bournane-Engelberth, Omar Havana, James Nachtwey, Martin Parr, Eugene Richards, Gaia Squarci and Jo Ann Walters.
In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2016
We celebrate their lives and the contributions they made to the world
From Marc Riboud to David Gilkey and Bill Cunningham, TIME LightBox pays tribute to the photographers we lost in 2016, celebrating their lives and the contributions they made to the medium of photography and to the world.
Arts Program Director and Curator Lorène Durret has been working with Riboud for seven years and provides on behalf of Marc Riboud, thoughts on his experience, photography and Photo Shanghai.
Marc Riboud, Photojournalist Who Found Grace in the Turbulent, Dies at 93
A protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mr. Riboud routinely traveled to restive places throughout Asia and Africa in the 1950s and ’60s as part of his decades-long career.
A protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, he was on the front lines of world events, including wars. Even so, Mr. Riboud did not consider himself a record keeper. “I have shot very rarely news,” he once said.
Humanist French Photographer Marc Riboud Dies Aged 93
His work spanned more than 60 years
Riboud’s obsession was with photographing life” at its most intense,” he once wrote. “It’s a mania, a virus as strong as my instinct to be free. If taste for life diminishes, the photographs pale, because taking pictures is like savoring life at 125th of a second.”
to complete this tribute to Marc Riboud, we have discovered a never-published before image that delivers the context and the perspective of this Liulichang Street. The photo shows dilapidated storefronts lining up on one side, in the middle of the road a “chauffeur” riding a tricycle-taxi, has he just picked up the son of a rich family from school? From inside the funny looking wooden cage, the kid is peering out at Marc. Outside one of the shops on the left, a rice paper advertising says "Zongzi", that glutinous stuffed rice wrapped in bamboo leaves traditionally eaten during the Dragon Boat festival (Duan Wu), which gives us the date of this picture, which on Marc Riboud’s contact sheet, is four frames before the famous "Windows". That is to say this picture was taken in May 1965, exactly fifty years to this day.
Photobook Review: Vers l’Orient by Marc Riboud
Thirty years old, Henri Cartier-Bresson became a mentor during that time. “I often found letters from Henri waiting for me at General Delivery in Kabul, in Jaipur, in Madras, in Ahmedabad, or in some Indonesian city whose name I forget
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"‘Experience has taught me that many great photographers have incredible gems in their archive, which perhaps they’ve been too close to and can’t quite see the brilliance of,’ says Fetterman"
For the past few years, a table was covered with hundreds of little prints in one of the rooms in Marc Riboud’s apartment. He moved them around throughout the day and changed them depending on visitors