Marc Riboud receives Lifetime Achievement award at Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA), Cannes


Marc Riboud, the celebrated Life photographer and former president of Magnum Photos, received the 2009 Lifetime Achievement award from former Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt at the Sony World Photography Awards, Cannes, Thursday 16th April 2009.

Riboud captured one of the most poignant anti-war photos of the Vietnam conflict, namely that of protestor Jan Rose Kasmir standing with a flower in her hands in front of rifle-wielding troops at the Pentagon, Washington DC.

Updated 28/5/09, more photos added:



Riboud (right) about to receive the Lifetime Achievement award from former fellow Magnum photographer Erwitt.







Riboud, seen here to the right, after receiving his award from Erwitt (left, at podium). The 600 attendees gave 85-year old Riboud a standing ovation.







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