Marc Riboud | the artist

The artist Marc Riboud
Born 1923, Lyon, France.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

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Riboud values authenticity and thinks of the photographer as an existential traveler. Remarkable for their spontaneity and harmony, his Eastern documentaries are rich in encounters and portraits of citizens who pause long enough to give some account of themselves, while his color photography gives sweeping views of untouched nature and chaotic urban life…
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"I still have this obsession to photograph life, everything that moves. For me itís a mania, a virus, like the one of independence. If the taste of life diminishes, the photographs fade because photographing is really like tasting life intensely every hundredth of a second"
Marc Riboud was given his first camera as a 13-year-old boy in 1936. 16 years later, after serving in the French Resistance, he traveled to Paris to meet Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa, the founders of Magnum Photos. His ability to capture fleeting moments in life through powerful compositions was already apparent, and this skill was to serve him well for decades to come…

modern & contemporary artists © 1998 -2013