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Acapulco, Mexico

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.




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.”


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Marc Riboud


Acapulco, Mexico


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1959


Gelatin silver print


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.)

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Gift of Marc Riboud

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