About the work
Paris Riots, 1968, Contact Sheet Print by Bruno Barbey. Archival Pigment print. Unlimited edition. Artist's copyright on the reverse and Magnum embossed stamp "Magnum Photos Collection" on the front.
About the artist
Bruno Barbey is a Frenchman born in Morocco in 1941, and is known for his free and harmonious use of color. He has said “Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world”.
Barbey became a member of Magnum in 1968, the year he documented the political unrest and student riots in Paris, and he served as Magnum vice president for Europe in 1978 and 1979 and as President of Magnum International from 1992 - 1995
Over four decades Barbey has journeyed across five continents and into numerous military conflicts. Although he rejects the label of 'war photographer', he has covered civil wars in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait. His work has appeared in most of the world's major magazines.
He has received many awards for his work, including the French National Order of Merit. His photographs have been exhibited internationally, most recently in France, Oman, Turkey and Brazil.