Marc Riboud was born in 1923 in Saint-Genis-Laval near Lyon. In 1937, at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, he took his first photos using a small vest pocket Kodak given to him by his father for his 14th birthday. In 1944, he joined the resistance in the Vercors. From 1945 – 1948 he studied engineering at the Ecole Centrale in Lyon and started to work. Three years later, he decided to become a photographer.
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