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Acapulco, Mexico

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1959

Artist:

Marc Riboud
French, 1923-2016

About this artwork

A photojournalist known for his images of Asia, Marc Riboud was a member of Magnum, the photography agency founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson and others to maintain artistic control of their images. In his work, he maintained a sympathy for the laborer and the gesture of the everyday, arguing, “Photography cannot change the world, but it can show the world, especially when it is changing.” This photograph of a Mexican fisherman taking a siesta with his chicken was one of more than 20 of Riboud’s photographs that Hugh Edwards acquired during his tenure. In 1964 he organized a one-person show of Riboud’s work, noting in the press release that the photographer “shows us humanity as anonymous beings to whom all of us are related.”

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Marc Riboud

Title

Acapulco, Mexico

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1959

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

Image/paper: 17.1 × 25.8 cm (6 3/4 × 10 3/16 in.); Mount: 45.7 × 35.7 cm (18 × 14 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marc Riboud

Reference Number

1965.92

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