Renowned French photojournalist Marc Riboud is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award next month.rnrnPicture credit: Copyright Marc Riboud Collectionrnrn

Renowned French photojournalist Marc Riboud is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award next month.

The former Magnum Photos president (pictured) will receive the honour in Cannes, France on 16 April as part of the annual Sony World Photography Awards.

The accolade was set up to honour a photographer for a ‘lifetime of widely recognised and critically acclaimed work’, according to a Sony spokesman.

Commenting on the accolade, fellow photography legend and close friend Elliott Erwitt said: ‘A lifetime achievement award may imply that a career is over. In the case of Marc, nothing could be further from the truth. Marc continues to live and breathe photography every day. With his camera permanently welded to his side he is always looking for the next picture.’

Riboud, who was born in 1923, picked up his first camera when he was 14.

At the age of 29, he joined Magnum after meeting Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson who founded the famous photojournalism agency.

He became Magnum president in 1974.

Picture credit: Copyright Marc Riboud Collection