Viggo Rivad was born on July 3, 1922, and died on February 8, 2016.
He was a Danish photographer.
Viggo began as an autodidact in 1946 and went on to win numerous competitions in the 1950s and 1960s.
Around 1960, Viggo adopted his so-called essay approach resulting in series of related photographs such as Et farvel (1962) and Laurits (1971).
Viggo Rivad also earned a living as a taxi driver, was a quiet, dedicated photographer, concentrating on disadvantaged areas and people on the fringes of society.
Viggo humanitarian messages are a result of his indignation and his concern for society’s outcasts.
Viggo Rivad passed away at 93 yrs old.