Marc Riboud (1923 – 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. Until 1951, Riboud worked as an engineer in Lyon factories, but took a weeklong picture-taking vacation, inspiring him to become a photographer. He moved 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. 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. (Photo shot in Leeds, UK, 1954. Photo sponsors: Kenan and Genevieve Rand.)


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