Using the alphabet as guide, this lyrical photo book journeys into times and places marked by dream, history and anticipation.The alphabet book becomes a playful dimension through which to view the powerful images of master photographer Marc Riboud. The alphabets here are pointers, at once sharpening and diffusing meaning, taking us through landscapes marked by memory and history. Delicate, whimsical, and inexorably political, these timeless images of war, love, work, revolution, and the everyday recall ways of witnessing from the golden age of photography.
Magnum contributor Marc Riboud was one of the first European photographers to travel to China in 1957. He is best known for his extensive reports on the East:"The Three Banners of China", "Face of North Vietnam", "Visions of China" and his most recent, "In China". He has won the Overseas Press Club Award twice and has had major retrospective exhibitions at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the International Center of Photography, New York.