Marc Riboud: Conscious Traveller. Concerned Photographer.
The "Marc Riboud: Conscious Traveller. Concerned Photographer." exhibition is accompanied by a guide with twenty of Riboud’s photographs.
"The selection of more than two hundred photographs demonstrates the coherence of Marc’s particular view. His view was filled with empathy for simple and irrelevant people, with a keen sense of humour. He loved to discover beauty in places that you would never expect to find it, in a Chinese cafeteria or Afghan arms manufacturer. He was independent, self-paced and loved wandering around, always on the lookout for visual surprises as if they were gifts.
One day, Marc discovered a small square book, edited by Robert Morel, titled Celebration de l'oeil (In Praise of the Eye), that absolutely thrilled him. It discussed the prescriptions of an eye doctor who became Pope in the 13th century, an oculist whose ointments and potions healed the eyes of Michelangelo two centuries later. The pope and oculist wrote in conclusion: ‘The eye is a noble, round, radiant organ. Seeing is the paradise of the soul.’ Marc immediately took this formula as his own: ‘Seeing’ was the paradise of his soul, a paradise we are looking forward to sharing with Slovenia.” (Catherine Riboud, from the introduction of the guide)
Published by: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Jakopič Gallery
Released: May 2018
Photographs by: Marc Riboud
Texts by: Catherine Riboud, Marija Skočir, Marc Riboud, Lorène Durret
Edited by: Julija Hoda, Marija Skočir
Graphic design: Bojan Lazarevič (Agora Proars)
Translations: Polona Mesec (SI-EN), Ana Vlaj Marwan (FR-SI), Mateja Petan (FR-EN)
Slovenian language editing: Katja Paladin, Amela Duratović Konjević
English language editing: Miranda Binsley, Paul Steed
Printed by: Gorenjski tisk storitve
No. of copies printed: 300
No. of pages: 65