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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.
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.
(Bowker Author Biography)