Surprise Encounter

Photo Magic

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
– Marc Riboud

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

For me photography is not an intellectual process. It is a visual one…. Whether we like it or not, we are involved in a sensual business. – Marc Riboud

My first reaction at the very idea of this interview was to refuse to talk about photography. Why dissect and comment a process that is essentially a spontaneous reaction to a surprise? – Marc Riboud

I’m often asked: Did you get what you wanted? But how should I know what I wanted?

A photo is an encounter, a surprise. – Marc Riboud

Marc Riboud ( 1923 — 2016 ) photograph of a painter on the Eiffel Tower appears in Life Magazine in 1953 . This is his first publication…

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