New in Thames & Hudson’s acclaimed ‘Photofile’ series, a book on Marc Riboud, best known for his trenchant photoreportage in the Far East. Marc Riboud is a French photographer, best known for The Three Banners of China, Face of North Vietnam, Visions of China and In China.
62 photographs 19.0 x 12.5cm 144pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 411117 January £9.95
Marc Riboud Introduction by Marc Riboud
Photofile brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers, in an attractive format and at an affordable price. Handsome and collectable, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full page reproductions, a critical introduction and a full bibliography. The series was awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography, New York. This new book in the series focuses on Magnum member Marc Riboud, who has travelled the world over the course of a highly distinguished career, from Europe to the Middle East and from Vietnam to the United States. Repelled by violence, indifferent to the pursuit of ‘events’, yet irresistibly drawn by the desire to see, he is a reporter under the spell of life itself. Whether covering the Cultural Revolution or the Soviet Union before perestroika, he waits for the inner truth to ‘rise to the surface of things’. These photographs reveal his intense awareness of the innate power of each image.
Also available in the Photofile series: Berenice Abbott | Araki Peter Beard | Guy Bourdin Bill Brandt | Brassaï Robert Capa | Lewis Carroll Henri Cartier-Bresson | Elliott Erwitt Walker Evans | Found Photography Bruce Gilden | Ernst Haas André Kertész | Josef Koudelka Jacques Henri Lartigue | Saul Leiter Magnum Photos | Don McCullin Duane Michals | Sarah Moon Daido Moriyama | Helmut Newton Gordon Parks | Anders Petersen Man Ray | Sebastião Salgado Edward Steichen | Surrealist Photography Joel-Peter Witkin