Photographer Gordon Converse Prints Part of Heritage Auctions Photographs Auction

DALLAS, Texas (May 1, 2017) - For over 40 years, photojournalist Gordon Converse travelled to more than 120 countries, shooting photos for the Christian Science Monitor. The award-winning photographer will have a number of prints available during Heritage Auctions’ Photographs Signature Auction in New York City on May 18. Prior to the auction Converse’s work which he shot exclusively with his Leica M camera - will be celebrated at the Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston on Tuesday May 16, 2017 during the world premiere of the documentary “Illumine All Mankind” by Bob Pokress, producer and director of the documentary.

“As Gordon said, 'The purpose of photojournalism at its best is to help mankind see...still photographs give us time to pause and to see...they provide a universal method of communication that breaks through all barriers of language.' “Illumine All Mankind” is a celebration of the work of one of the 20th century's great photojournalists,” said Pokress, who is also facilitating the consignment of the Converse prints for the Christian Science Monitor. “Having worked with numerous photojournalism archives over the years, Gordon's body of work stands out from that of all other photojournalists and has made bringing his work back to life through this documentary a distinct pleasure.”

Examples of Converse’s work from the archives of the Christian Science Monitor will be available for admirers and collectors during the Photographs Signature Auction include but are not limited to:

Fog burns off the old Inca city, Machu Picchu, Peru, 1968: est. $1,000-2,000

Spain (street scene), 1960s: est. $1,000-2,000

Portraits of Norman Rockwell (three photographs), 1970: est. $1,000-2,000

China - Time of Change, 1980: est. $1,000-2,000

Statue of Liberty, New York City, 1954: est. $1,000-2,000

Indian women at world's highest capitol, La Paz, Bolivia, 1967: est. $1,000-2,000

The screening of the Gordon Converse documentary at Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston on May 16, which will run from 7:00 p.m. - 9 p.m., will be followed by a casual Q&A with Gordon's daughter Linda Converse Bloom, with Alfredo Sosa, Monitor Director of Photography and with Mark Sappenfield, Editor of the Monitor, to discuss Gordon's award-winning body of work and his approach to photojournalism. Documentarian Bob Pokress will also be available to discuss the restoration of Gordon's photography and the making of this documentary.

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