Famous French photographer, his first well-known photograph of a painter on the Eiffel Tower appeared in Life Magazine in 1953.
His work is exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in Paris, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, etc. Riboud has received many awards including two prizes from the Overseas Press Club, the ICP Infinity Award and the Nadar prize for his book Into the Orient published by Xavier Barral.
Marc Riboud (French: 24 June 1923 – 30 August 2016) was a French photographer, 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.Original article
For me photography is not an intellectual process. It is a visual one.... Whether we like it or not, we are involved in a sensual business.
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.
The eye is made to see and not to think.... A good photograph is a surprise. How could we plan and foresee a surprise? We just have to be ready.
I’m often asked: Did you get what you wanted? But how should I know what I wanted? A photo is an encounter, a surprise.