The French photo journalist whose 1967 picture of a protester confronting US soldiers with a flower, which captured the movement against the Vietnam war and put a name to flower power, has died at the age of 93.
Marc Riboud’s photos appeared in top magazines like Look, Life, Stern and Paris Match.
He was among the few photographers who managed to enter North Vietnam in the late 1960s. He was also among the first Europeans to travel in Communist China in 1957. His work in Cuba in 1963 included a portrait of Fidel Castro taken on the eve of John Kennedy’s assassination.
Riboud began snapping photos at age 14 with a Vest Pocket Kodak given to him by his father.
He was also active in the French Resistance during World War II.