Bruno Barbey is a Frenchman born in Morocco. He studied photography and graphic arts at the école des Arts et Métiers in Vevey, Switzerland. Between 1961 and 1964 he photographed the Italians, treating them as protagonists of a small 'theatrical world', with the aim of capturing the spirit of a nation.
During the 1960s, he was commissioned by éditions Rencontre in Lausanne to report from European and African countries. He also contributed regularly to Vogue. Barbey began his relationship with Magnum in 1964, becoming a full member in 1968, the year he documented the political unrest and student riots in Paris. A decade later, between 1979 and 1981, he photographed Poland at a turning point in its history, publishing his work in the widely acclaimed book “Poland”.
He served as Magnum vice president for Europe in 1978 and 1979 and as President of Magnum International from 1992 - 1995
Over five 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.
Barbey is known particularly for his free and harmonious use of colour. He has frequently worked in Morocco, the country of his childhood. In 1999 the Petit Palais, Paris, organized a large exhibition of photographs that Barbey had taken in Morocco during the previous three decades. He has received many awards for his work, including the French National Order of Merit; his photographs have been exhibited internationally and are in numerous museum collections.





    1960年代,他受瑞士éditions Rencontre 委托去欧洲和非洲国家报道,他也定期为Vogue提供照片。自1964年开始他与玛格南有了交集,在1968年成为正式会员,也正是那一年他用影像记录了巴黎的政治动荡和学生暴乱;十年后的1979到1981年间,在波兰历史性的转折点,他在波兰进行了拍摄,随后出版了好评如潮的画册《波兰》。
    1978和1979年,他当选为玛格南欧洲副总裁,1992 到1995年荣任玛格南国际总裁。


     布鲁诺·巴贝因其自由和谐的用色特征而广为人知。他经常在摩洛哥工作,在那里他度过了他的童年。1999年,巴黎小皇宮美術館Petit Palais举办了布鲁诺·巴贝于过去三十年间在摩洛哥拍摄的精彩照片的大型展览。他曾获得包括法国国家荣誉勋章在内的多个奖项,他的摄影作品在世界各地展出,作品被多家美术馆收藏。

Bruno Barbey
Kodachrome in China
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