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Photograph - China. Demonstration to protest against the US military intervention in North Vietnam
  • China. Demonstration to protest against the US military intervention in North Vietnam
    Riboud, Marc, born 1923
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China. Demonstration to protest against the US military intervention in North Vietnam

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Beijing (photographed)

  • Date:

    1965 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Riboud, Marc, born 1923 (maker)
    Magnum Photos

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John and Judith Hillelson

  • Museum number:

    E.65-2003

  • Gallery location:

    Photography Centre, Room 101, The Sir Elton John and David Furnish Gallery, case WEST WALL, shelf HILLELSON

Physical description

A black and white of an young Asian man with his fist in the air and his mouth open in exclamation. Also in the foreground an Asian man in profile wearing a flat cap. In the background, are a group of protestors holding posters of Mao and Ho Chi Minh.

Place of Origin

Beijing (photographed)

Date

1965 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Riboud, Marc, born 1923 (maker)
Magnum Photos

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print

Dimensions

Height: 20.2 cm, Width: 29.7 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph, Marc Riboud, 'China. Demonstration to protest against the US military intervention in North Vietnam,' gelatin silver print, 1965

Labels and date

Photography Centre, 2018-20:

Collection in Focus: John and Judith Hillelson
1930s–1970s

The Hillelson collection includes some of the most significant works of photojournalism from the 20th century. John Hillelson (1923–2012) founded the John Hillelson Agency in London’s Fleet Street in 1958. He was also the London agent for Magnum Photos, a cooperative that brings together photojournalists from across the world. His wife Judith (1930–2010) ran the agency's extensive picture library, from which this collection is drawn.

The agency collaborated with weekly magazine editors to publish photo-reportage, a genre that flourished in the 1930s with the invention of smaller, more portable cameras and new printing technology. The Hillelsons gained a reputation for presenting lesser-known work such as the pictures of apartheid, smuggled out of South Africa by Ernest Cole in 1966 and 1967. The Hillelson collection comprises key images from the agency’s library and reflects their position as leading advocates of human interest photography.

9. Marc Riboud (1923–2016)
Demonstration to protest against the US military
intervention in North Vietnam, China
1965
Gelatin silver print
Museum no. E.65-2003

[10/2018]

Subjects depicted

Demonstrators

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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