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Cartier-Bresson Tribute

A reminiscence from Martine Franck, photographer & wife of Henri Cartier-Bresson:
"Henri was always immensely supportive as a photographer. He taught me how to say "No" gracefully and to follow through all projects right to the end. In his opinion no details were insignificant and he would always say," Don't show your work until you feel ready and you have done your own editing." He was adamant about being at the printers when a book was being printed. How right he was."

Sue Brisk - Editorial Director, Magnum Photos
   After seeing the concerned photographer series in high school with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugene Smith, Danny Lyon and Bruce Davidson, Sue Brisk knew she wanted to combine documentary ideas with the photographic medium.
   Brisk received a Master of Science in Journalism from Boston University and a BFA in Photography from San Francisco Art Institute. She worked as a freelance photographer before moving to the editorial side, working for Newsweek and Magnum Photos. She went on to work at SIPA Press, eventually running SIPA’s US Bureau. She has been the Editorial Director of Magnum Photos for nearly three years.
   Brisk is a board member with the Eugene Smith Fund and has judged numerous photography competitions, such as The Eisenstadt Awards, Overseas Press Club, Santa Fe Project Competition and Assignment Earth, Maine Photographic Workshop Golden Light Awards, and Texas Photographic Society's National Competition.
   Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities. Magnum Photos provides photographs to the press, publishers, advertising, television, galleries and museums across the world. Within the archive, most of the major world events and personalities from the Spanish Civil War to the present day are covered. The Magnum Photos archive reflects all aspects of life throughout the world and the unparalleled sense of vision, imagination and brilliance of the greatest collective of documentary photographers.

Howard Greenberg - Owner, Howard Greenberg Gallery / New York
   Howard Greenberg, owner of the New York City-based Howard Greenberg Gallery in SoHo, is one of the world's top photography dealers. He is an authority on 19th and 20th century photography, and has been an acknowledged leader of establishing its value on the fine art market. In recognition of these efforts and his matchless collection of more than 20,000 photographs, American Photo magazine proclaimed Greenberg one of the 25 most important people in photography in 1998.
   Greenberg began his career as a freelance photojournalist, and was published in prominent newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Woodstock Times. He was also featured in a series of solo exhibitions. In 1977, Greenberg established the Center for Photography in Woodstock, a non-profit gallery and educational institution where he served as Executive Director until 1980. One year later, he entered the commercial side of photography by establishing the Photofind Gallery, which became the Howard Greenberg Gallery five years later.
   Employing his keen eye for artistic value and a unique historical perspective, Greenberg has built a reputation for rediscovering significant photographers from the past and establishing a market for their work. He represents and exhibits photographs by many of the acknowledged masters, including Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, Brassai, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Greenberg also represents the estates of Edward Steichen, Imogen Cunningham, Andre Kertesz, Roman Vishniac, and others.

Lesley Martin - Executive Book Editor, Aperture Foundation
   Before joining the staff of Aperture in 2003, Lesley Martin was Senior Editor of Umbrage Editions from March 2000 through July 2003. In that position she was responsible for all editorial, production, and managerial aspects of Umbrage's high-quality visual books and multimedia projects. Her projects for Umbrage include: 2·4·6·8, photographs by Brian Finke; Pandemic: Facing AIDS (book, education workbook, and traveling exhibition); The Innocents, photographs and interviews by Taryn Simon, commentary by Barry Sheck and Peter Neufeld; Subterranea, photographs by
Sally Gall, foreword by Mark Strand; Shekhina, photographs by Leonard Nimoy (book and traveling exhibition); and RFK Funeral Train by Paul Fusco, among others.
   Prior to joining Umbrage, Lesley held various editorial positions at Aperture from July 1997 through March 2000 and was the editor of eight critically acclaimed Aperture titles, including Robert Capa's Heart of Spain; No Ordinary Land, photographs by Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee; and Stieglitz on Photography.
   Lesley holds a B.Ph. from Miami University of Ohio with a major in interdisciplinary studies and a minor in photography.
   Aperture—the premier not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to advancing fine photography—was founded in 1952 by six profoundly gifted individuals possessed of lofty ideals and high ambition: photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor White; historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer/curator Nancy Newhall. With scant resources, these prescient artists created a new periodical, Aperture magazine, to serve the medium, and photography users and fine art lovers worldwide. For more than fifty years, Aperture magazine has been unrivalled in its excellence and critical acclaim. And, as photography and the medium grew, so too did the Aperture Foundation as it embraced the subsequent publication of nearly five hundredbooks; an archive of thousands of original, some near-priceless prints; exquisite reproductions of masterpieces for collectors; an educational program for interns; and Aperture’s Burden Gallery in Manhattan.

Esther Woerdehoff - Owner, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff / Paris, France
   Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, located in a historical house in the Montparnasse district of Paris, was created in 1996 by Esther Woerdehoff. The galerie represents contemporary artists such as Mario A., Marie-Jésus Diaz, Götz Diergarten, Ariel Ruiz i Altaba, Michael von Graffenried, plus vintage and original prints by Diana Arbus, René Burri, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Horvat, Connie Imboden, Monique Jaco and Inge Morath, to name a few.
    Galerie Esther Woerdehoff shows 6 exhibitions each year including monographes and thematic subjects, and also participates in art fairs Fiac Paris, art Cologne, and Paris Photo. Upcoming exhibitions include Connie Imboden, "Travaux Récents," Avril à Mai 2005.


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