Belgian photographer Martine Franck (1938-2012) was a member of Magnum Photos for over three decades, and continued to show her work as recently as a few months ago. As a freelance photographer, she shot celebrity portraits and documentary images for Time, Fortune and Vogue. Franck studied art history in her youth before pursuing photography through her own images, and is also remembered for her support for various photographic agencies and humanitarian foundations.
Martine FranckCol de L’homme Mort, Alpes de Haute Provence
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She met Henri Cartier-Bresson at Magnum in 1966, and the two later married. Franck was a co-founder and president of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, which she began in 2002, two years prior to Cartier-Bresson’s death.