Martine Franck: 1938-2012

Last week in Paris, renowned photographer Martine Franck passed away at the 74. Franck was mainly a reportage photographer and a member of  Magnum Photo. She was also the second wife of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Born in Belgium in 1938, Franck studied art history at the University of Madrid, as well as at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Over the course of her career, she shot for Life, Vogue, The New York Times and published several books, including Martine Franck: One Day to the Next, Women/Femmes and the now out of print Toy Island Images. At Franck’s passing, current Magnum president, Alex Majoli, wrote on their website, “Magnum has lost a point of reference, a lighthouse, and one of our most influential and beloved members with her death. Her wisdom, wit and intelligence will be missed immensely by all of us. Goodbye Martine. RIP.


[via NPR]

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