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“I’ve been asked if I think there will ever come a time when all people will come together. I would like to think there will. All we can do is hope and dream and work toward that end. And that’s what I’ve tried to do all my life.” Gordon Parks (1912-2006).

Gordon Parks was an extraordinary man who led an extraordinary life. Few individuals will ever match his range of interests and caliber of work. This humble tumblr post certainly cannot give the man his due.  All I would say to you, dear reader, is that Gordon Parks lived a life that proves anything is possible.

The esteemed Howard Greenberg gallery along with the Gordon Parks Foundation are currently hosting two exhibits celebrating his work in this centennial year of his birth. The shows end soon on October 27th. 

Since it is frankly impossible to represent, here, the breadth of Gordon Parks oeuvre in a couple of his photographs, I’ve chosen these two images of Ingrid Bergman on Stromboli (filming Stromboli) as one tiny example of Parks’ genius. Given the scandalous nature of the circumstances surrounding Bergman and Rossellini at the time, Parks cooly captures the psychological intensity—something he would do again and again throughout a breathtaking and audacious career. He was a Master photographer and polymath, a shining beacon of possibility, and one of my heroes.   —Lane Nevares  

"The camera is in itself a frontier, a barrier of sorts that one is constantly breaking down so as to get closer to the subject…" — Martine Franck

Martine Franck has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1983, and before that a member of two other photo agencies. In a world dominated by men, she has long distinguished herself as a photographer of grace and elegance. I have always admired her work for its sophisticated compositions and defining moments of beauty. Many of her images are iconic and familiar, even to those who are unsure of the photographer.

The Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York is currently exhibiting her work, “Martine Franck: Peregrinations,” until early August. This is an excellent opportunity to see some of these amazing prints first-hand and to reconsider Franck’s pioneering role in Photography’s history. Her work has influenced many. For those who would like to know her better, this Magnum-produced video of Franck discussing her life and her work is not to be missed. —Lane Nevares