I for Imagine

Catherine Chaine, Marc Riboud I for Imagine features the work of renowned French photographer Marc Riboud. Catherine Chaine curates his work using the alphabet as a pointer… by using unexpected words that invite the reader to read the images carefully. Whimsical and yet politically engaged, these pictures of war, love, the working class, revolution and everyday life recall ways of seeing which belong to the golden age of photography, leading us through landscapes marked by memory and history. I for Imagine features in Tara’s French Focus series.

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Weight 1040.0 g
Dimensions 280 × 210 mm








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Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

A moving photographic journey… images of… political struggle and ordinary moments of humanity, wonder, and imagination.

Wall Street Journal

Chaine's careful curating of her husband's archive lets large moments and small stand whimsically and powerfully side by side.

Catherine Chaine

Catherine Chaine

Catherine Chaine is an author and journalist for Service Education de Elle. She has a great love for children’s books, and won the Best Youth Book award in 1994.

Marc Riboud

Marc Riboud

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, In China. Numerous museums through Europe, as well as the US, China and Japan regularly show his work. His many awards include two Overseas Press Club awards, the Time-Life Achievement, the Lucie Award, and the ICP Infinity Award.

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Martin Argyroglo Callias Bey

Martin Argyroglo, who designed this book, is a freelance photographer. After studying photography Gobelins - l’Ecole de l’Image in 2003, he continued his studies at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts at Paris. Between 2005 and 2011, he assisted Marc Riboud for archive management, editorial projects, exhibitions and sales of prints.