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Marc Riboud (Photofile)

Marc Riboud


A fascinating visual log of the Middle East, United States and Vietnam from Magnum photographer Marc Riboud

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A member of Magnum, Marc Riboud has travelled the world, from Europe to the Middle East and from Vietnam to the United States. Repelled by violence, indifferent to the pursuit of ‘events’, yet irresistibly drawn by the desire to see, he is a reporter under the spell of life itself. Whether covering the Cultural Revolution or the Soviet Union before perestroika, he waits for the inner truth to ‘rise to the surface of things’. These photographs reveal his intense awareness of the innate power of each image.

The Photofile series brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers, in an affordable pocket format. Handsome and collectable, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page reproductions printed in superb duotone, together with a critical introduction and a full bibliography. The series has been awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography, New York.

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'Details his career and the key moments in history that he was witness to through his lens'
Independent on Sunday

'Places the images, as well as Riboud, in a crucial context'
Amateur Photographer

'A welcome new addition to the eminent Photofile series, with a disarming and well-written introduction by Riboud himself'
Black & White Photography Magazine

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Edition Type: Revised Edition

Size: 19.0 x 12.5 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Publication date: 4 January 2016

ISBN: 9780500411117

About the Author

Marc Riboud (1923-2016) was a French photographer, best known for his extensive reports on the East.

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