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Marc Riboud in China : forty years of photography / pref. Jean Daniel; trad. Ruth Sharman, Aaron Asher

Main Author Riboud, Marc, 1923- Secondary Author Daniel, Jean
Sharman, Ruth
Asher, Aaron
Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Thames and Hudson, cop. 1997 Description 176 p. : principalmente il. ; 31 cm ISBN 0-500-54205-8 CDU 77.03(510)
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Marc Riboud has continually returned to China since the 1950s to photograph the development and change of a country that he loves. Here, he offers a personally chosen retrospective of his best images of China, ranging from the Great Leap Forward to the economic boom, from the severe egalitarian poverty to the nouveau riches, from the Cultural Revolution to the cult of money. All the photographs are complemented by captions, anecdotes and personal reflections.

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Marc Riboud was born in St.-Genis-Laval, France on June 24, 1923. During World War II, he fought around Vercors as a member of the Resistance. He studied mechanical engineering at the École Centrale in Lyon and took a factory job in the town of Villeurbanne after graduating in 1948. In 1951, he decided to become a freelance photojournalist. From 1953 until 1979, he traveled and photographed constantly for Magnum, a photo collective. Afterward, he worked for himself.

He documented many important events during his lifetime including the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Iran; the trial of Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo chief in Lyon during World War II; the end of apartheid in South Africa; and the mood in the United States before the election of President Barack Obama. His best known photographs were of a workman between a lattice of girders while painting the Eiffel Tower and a young woman presenting a flower to a group of bayonet-wielding members of the National Guard during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration at the Pentagon. Several monographs of his photographs were published including Marc Riboud: Photographs at Home and Abroad, Marc Riboud: Journal, and Marc Riboud in China: Forty Years of Photography. He died on August 30, 2016 at the age of 93.

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