Famed French Photographer Marc Riboud Dies Aged 93

Famed French photographer Marc Riboud dies aged 93

PARIS, (Pakistan Point News - APP -31st Augst,2016) : One of France's most famous photojournalists, Marc Riboud, whose snap of a protester confronting American soldiers with a flower captured the movement against the Vietnam war, has died aged 93, his family said Wednesday. Riboud, equally famed for a 1953 picture of a workman painting the Eiffel Tower high above the Paris skyline, passed away Tuesday after a long illness, a family member told AFP. A master of black-and-white imagery, Riboud joined the prestigious Magnum agency at the invitation of its founders, photography greats Henri-Cartier Bresson and Robert Capa. Riboud, whose shots appeared in top magazines such as Life, Stern and Geo, was among few photographers who managed to enter North Vietnam in the late 1960s. In 1957 he had been among the first Europeans to travel in Communist China.