french photographer Marc Riboud, famous for his reports made in the world, died Tuesday at age 93 years following a long illness, his family said Wednesday, Aug. 31. Master of black and white, great reporter of a news he treated with sensitivity, Marc Riboud explained photographing “as a musician sings” .
“Mark [Riboud] was the photographer who makes the most historic photos in her life , reacted director of the photojournalism festival Visa pour l’image, Jean-François Leroy. Many photographers were inspired by him but never equaled. “” Marc Riboud was a photographer-walker, also found on USAinformations Alain Genestar, the publication director of the photojournalism magazine Polka . [...] He knew seize unusual scenes, both with great figures of the world of street scenes. “
Born in 1923 in Saint-Genis-Laval, near Lyon, Marc Riboud was offered his first camera by his father when he was 14. Her career begins there are more than sixty years. In 1953 he obtained his first publication in the magazine Life for his photograph of a balance in labor on the structure of the Eiffel Tower, The Painter of the Eiffel Tower. It will remain one of his most famous pictures, with Girl with a flower , that of an activist against the Vietnam War in the face of armed soldiers in front of the Pentagon, taken in 1967
Marc Riboud traveled the world
He joined the prestigious Magnum agency at the invitation of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa, this training engineer turned travel photographer. It makes for long periods in India, China, Japan; covers independence in Algeria and sub-Saharan Africa in the 1960s, as recalled the biography published on its website. It is also one of the few photographers to produce reports in southern and northern Vietnam between 1968 and 1969.
President of Magnum from 1974 to 1976, he left the agency in 1979 because it “does not like the competition for glory” that develops.
Author of fifteen books, Marc Riboud is the recipient of many awards including the Prix Nadar in 2012 for his book Towards the East. his photographs have been published in major magazines such as Life , Paris Match , Stern , Geo and Le Nouvel Observateur, but also in many galleries and museums in France, London or New York . The photographs he took in 1963 in Cuba, where he met Fidel Castro, are currently on display as part of the Visa pour l’image festival in Perpignan.
Fifth in a family of seven children Marc Riboud was including the brother of the industrialist Jean Riboud, who died in 1985 and former president of the world’s leading oilfield services Schlumberger, and the founder and former CEO of Danone Antoine Riboud, died in 2002.