Marc Riboud was born on June 24, 1923, in Saint-Genis-Laval, and died on August 30, 2016.
He was a French photographer,
Marc was best known for his extensive reports on the Far East: The Three Banners of China, Face of North Vietnam, Visions of China, and In China.
Riboud photographed his first picture in 1937, using his father’s Vest Pocket Kodak camera.
At a younger age, during World War II, he was active in the French Resistance, from 1943 to 1945. After the war, he studied engineering at the École Centrale de Lyon from 1945 to 1948.
Up Until 1951 Riboud worked as an engineer in Lyon factories, but took a week-long picture-taking vacation, inspiring him to become a photographer.
Marc relocated to Paris where he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and David Seymour, the founders of Magnum Photos. By 1953 he was a member of the organization.
Marc had the 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.
Then over the next several decades, Riboud traveled around the world.
During 1957, Riboud was one of the first European photographers to go to China, and in 1968, 1972, and 1976, Riboud made several reportages on North Vietnam.
Riboud’s photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, including Life, Géo, National Geographic, Paris Match, and Stern.
Marc twice won the Overseas Press Club Award, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Sony World Photography Awards and has had major retrospective exhibitions at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the International Center of Photography in New York.
During 1961 Riboud married the American sculptor Barbara Chase, who was living in Paris.
Together they had two children.
His wife became well known for her novel, Sally Hemings (1979), which earned critical acclaim and became a bestseller. They divorced before 1981.
Later, he got married to Catherine Chaine, a journalist and author.
He died in Paris.
Marc Riboud passed away at 93 years old.