Organized by Collection
Martine Franck: ordinary people make poetry“Martine was one classic Magnum photographer we could all agree with,” said photographer Elliott Erwitt. “Talented, charming, wise, modest and generous, she set a standard of class not often found in our profession. She will be profoundly missed.” She died of cancer in Paris on Aug. 16, 2012 at the age of 74.
More Like This
Martine Franck was an esteemed Belgian documentary and portrait photographer with a world-wide following. The second wife of the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, considered by many to be the father of photojournalism, Martine Franck was determined not to bask in his reflection nor disappear in his shadow.
Shooting predominantly in black and white, Martine Franck created and developed a distinctive style, documenting daily life and the intimacies and interactions in the lives of poor, marginalised and elderly peop