Marc Riboud in China
Forty Years of Photography
Contrasting Marc Riboud’s documentary work with his beautiful mediative studies of the Chinese landscape, this exhibition explored the breadth of Riboud’s experience in China.
Marc Riboud sent his first picture report on China in 1957. After which he visited the country many times, observing and recording the changes that took place, seeing the liberating years of Mao’s revolution hardening into a puritanical tyranny, followed by the erosion of Communist ideology until in many respects China became a mirror of the capitalist West.
The exhibition was initiated by Robert Delpire of the Centre Nationale de la Photographie in Paris.
This show was jointly organised by Barbican Art Gallery and Magnum Photos, London.