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MARC RIBOUD
[b. 1923] French freelance photographer
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, ever hundredth of a second. - Marc Riboud

Photography cannot change the world, but it can show the world, especially when it changes. - Marc Riboud

Several of my family members were tortured and shot under Klaus Barbi's orders. At his trial I found myself only yards away from this monstrous induvidual, now a timid, soft-looking old gentleman. I felt I could trust my grandchildren to him. It showed me how desceptive appearances can be. - Marc Riboud

The idea of photography as evidence is pure bullshit. A photo is no more proof of any reality than what you may hear being said by someone in a bus. We only record details, small fragments of the world. This cannot allow any judgement, even if the sum of these details may convey a point of view. - Marc Riboud

I was torn between the fear of getting too close to people and another force that egged me on to get a closer look. - Marc Riboud

Photography must not try to be persuasive. It cannot change the world, but it can show the world, especially when it is changing. - Marc Riboud

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