French photojournalist – and one of Magnum Photos earliest contributors – Marc Riboud has died.
My good friend Jinx Rodger the wife of Magnum Photos founder member George Rodger sent me this note remembering Marc:
“Dear Will —- a little tribute to a longtime friend, from Jinx.
Marc had been ill for many years and wheel-chair bound but always so well cared for by his wife Catherine. Still it was a shock to hear from Catherine this morning that enough was enough. Marc died peacefully at their home in Paris. I hope Marc’s photographs will be as well remembered in England as they certainly will be in France where he has been a national hero for a very long time. He deserves all the tributes that will be appearing the world over.”
Magnum Photos said:
Marc Riboud: 1923-2016
It is with great sadness to announce that one of Magnum’s earliest members, Marc Riboud, passed away yesterday after a long illness.
“Marc’s association with Magnum has been a long and fruitful one. He was a terrific photographer and of particular note was his pioneering work in China, which he first visited in the late 1950s,
and continued to photograph over the next 3 decades. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family” – Magnum President, Martin Parr
Marc’s prolific output included over 30 books, with his seminal work covering the Cultural Revolution in China, Tibet, Japan, but also some of the great classic street scenes and life in Paris.
View Marc at Magnum HERE