Remember the photograph of a young American girl with a flower who confronts the soldiers with bayonets, outside the Pentagon during the 1967 anti-Vietnam march? This prominent image, which is said to help to turn public opinion against the war in Vietnam, was taken by one of the most influential photographers of our time, Marc Riboud. Marc Riboud, a cosmopolitan Frenchman, had visited extensively across the world and, in 1960 – 1963, visited the Soviet Union. His photos are very simple yet thought provoking, and in the course of events of the deceased country, hold a very special meaning. The Soviet epoch is long gone, but the memories are preserved through his photographs. Have a look.
This is the first series of Marc’s photographs in our blog, please let us know how you like it. The photos above are all from the winter 1960, more summer times to come. If you would like to clarify what is on the photos — do not hesitate to question. Click on the magnifying glass icon for a more detailed view of the full sized images. Please retweet and stay tuned.