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.
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.
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