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Martha Ford

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Net worth 2018: $1.46 Billion
Industry: Automotive
Residence: Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Country: United States
Children: 4

Martha Ford was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States. Martha Ford is #1578 in List Billionaires People In The World. Martha Firestone Ford is the widow of William C. Ford (d. 2014), a grandson of Ford Motor founder Henry Ford. Martha Ford's paternal grandparents founded Firestone Tire and Rubber. She inherited the NFL's Detroit Lions in after her husband died in 2014 and she swept out the team's top executives. Her son William C. Ford, Jr., known as Bill, is executive chairman of Ford Motor.


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She died at her home in Auckland on 14 November 2016 aged 88


In 2013 Friedlander published an autobiography, Self-Portrait, written with oral historian Hugo Manson


In 2011 she received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Icon Award


Friedlander considered this project the highlight of her career, and in 2010 she donated the series of 47 portraits to the national museum, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa


In 2007 the Arts Foundation of New Zealand launched the Marti Friedlander Photographic Award, presented every two years to an experienced photographer


In 2006, Friedlander's work was included in an exhibition of contemporary New Zealand photography for the Festival Internazionale di Roma, which was subsequently also shown at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China


The book Marti Friedlander: Photographs was shortlisted at the 2001 Montana Book Awards


Friedlander was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to photography in the 1999 New Year Honours, and in 2004 she was the subject of a documentary by Shirley Horrocks entitled Marti: the Passionate Eye


Friedlander's work was featured in the books Moko: Maori Tattooing in the 20th Century (1972) with Michael King; Larks in a Paradise (1974) with James McNeish; Contemporary New Zealand Painters A–M (1980) with Jim and Mary Barr; Pioneers of New Zealand Wine (2002) with Dick Scott; Marti Friedlander: Photographs (2001) with Ron Brownson and Marti Friedlander with Prof


She was a member of the New Zealand Labour Party and photographed Prime Minister Norman Kirk in 1969


She held exhibitions at a number of galleries, including the Photographers' Gallery in London, the Wynyard Tavern in Auckland (1966) and the Waikato Art Museum (1975)


In 1964 she began working as a freelance photographer, and in 1972 her work became well known through her collaboration with social historian Michael King, photographing Maori women and their traditional moko tattoos


She was particularly interested in people and social movements, especially protests and activism – one of the first photographs she took in New Zealand was in Auckland in 1960, of people protesting the New Zealand rugby team's tour of South Africa


She married Gerrard Friedlander, a New Zealander of German Jewish origin, in 1957 and emigrated to New Zealand with him in 1958


From 1946 to 1957 she worked as an assistant to fashion photographers Douglas Glass, an expatriate New Zealander, and Gordon Crocker


Friedlander was born on 19 February 1928 in the East End of London to Jewish immigrants from Kiev, Russia

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