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Marc Riboud : Chines / Chinas


Chines, (Editions La Martinière) brings together for the first time all of Marc Riboud‘s trips to China and thus makes it possible to follow him in this country for nearly sixty years, between 1957 and 2010. The country that was his great passion where he never stopped returning, curious about its evolution and its changes. He saw the Great Leap Forward, the beginnings of the Cultural Revolution, the incredible economic boom of the 80s which he followed until 2010, date of his last trip. Not to mention the yellow mountains, place of inspiration for Chinese painting. Thus, with more than 260 black and white and color photographs, Marc Riboud gives us a visual portrait of a multiple and complex China that fascinated him with its millennial culture and the energy of its people. Catherine Riboud   A unique retrospective book: Marc Riboud’s 50 years of travels in China. From the first voyage of Marc Riboud in China in 1957, the warnings did not fail: “You will only see what the Chinese will show you (…) a decor prepared in advance...

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