Level 1, room 14
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As a family, With friends – on my own
One hundred photographs to celebrate the centenary of the birth in Lyon (Saint-Genis-Laval) of Marc Riboud, a photographer and traveller who witnessed major societal transformations around the world. His reportages, particularly in China, have made him internationally renowned. A member of the Magnum Photos agency, and a close friend of great photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa, Marc Riboud travelled the world, armed with his camera and his unique sense of composition. He leaves behind an incredible diversity of deeply human reportages.
In collaboration with the Les amis de Marc Riboud (Friends of Marc Riboud) association
This exhibition features loans from the Marc Riboud photographic collection, bequeathed in 2019 to the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet
Marc Riboud was born in 1923 in Saint-Genis-Laval, near Lyon. After studying engineering at the École Centrale de Lyon, he suddenly left the factory where he was working in Villeurbanne to devote himself to photography.
The following year, in 1953, his work was published for the first time in Life magazine, and he joined the Magnum Photos agency. Visiting places such as Afghanistan, India, China, Indonesia, Japan, and Alaska, he realised his dream to set sail and go far, far away. He was fascinated by current events, covering Algerian independence, the Vietnam war, the Iranian revolution, and peaceful demonstrations in Washington, among others.
He passed away in 2016 at the age of 93. Three years later, his entire body of work (more than 50,000 pieces) was bequeathed to the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet.