Marc Riboud Journal

Marc Riboud, Author, Claude Roy, Author, Claude Roy, Introduction by ABRAMS $45 (120p) ISBN 978-0-8109-1566-4
Globe-trotting French photojournalist Riboud combines an unerring feel for pictorial composition, learned from his mentor Cartier-Bresson, with a sense of mission as witness to social injustice. This retrospective survey offers devastating images: a Chinese couple confronts four interrogators at a divorce hearing, as a picture of Mao stares down from the wall; a woman in the 1967 March for Peace on the Pentagon clutches a flower as she is challenged by soldiers with bayonets; King Faisal's bodyguard slouches in a palace, semiautomatic at his side. Riboud's work has appeared in Life and Time, yet his detached travelogues transcend journalism. In his portraits of bathers in icy Moscow waters, a village hairdresser in Nigeria, peasant women in Khomeini's Iran and scenes from Ankara to Dubrovnik, he proves himself a citizen of the world. (March)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1988
Release date: 03/01/1988
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