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Vivian Cherry, 98, Socially Aware Street Photographer, Is Dead – The New York Times

Vivian Cherry, a photographer whose gritty black-and-white images of street scenes recall a bygone era in New York City, died on March 4 in Albuquerque. She was 98.

Obituary: Reuters Photographer Yannis Behrakis, 58 | PDNPulse

Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis, who led a team of photographers that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for coverage of Europe’s migrant refugee crisis, died March 2 of cancer, according to Reuters. He was 58.

Priya Ramrakha’s Brief, Heroic Life as a Conflict Photographer, in Africa and Beyond | The New Yorker

first met Priya Ramrakha on a back street in Kampala, Uganda, in 1966. I was helping him and his editor at Time/Life, where I worked as a stringer and a fixer, to rent an aircraft to fly to Bukavu, in the eastern Congo, where some white mercenaries had taken over the town. Hiring the small plane required tedious paperwork in a government office, so, while the editor filled out an application, Priya wandered outside, into the equatorial sunshine and the broken road, his camera around his neck, and I followed. A large, dark snake, probably a mamba, highly poisonous, lay dead in the road. Priya stood over it. He cocked his head, then he raised his camera and looked through the viewfinder. He did not snap a picture; he paced around the snake and continued to examine it through his camera lens, bringing it into focus, enlarging it, studying it. I realized then that that was how he saw the world—that the camera was an extension of his brain and his eye, and that it did not shy away from danger or death.

Photojournalist is remembered as innovator, problem-solver | Nation and World News |

ATLANTA>> Jim Dietz, who helped photojournalists to document history on the world’s biggest stages, died while on assignment to cover the Super Bowl in Atlanta. He was 53.

The Half King Is Dead. Long Live the Half King. – The New York Times

The Half King, a bar and restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, has been for the better part of two decades a watering hole for writers, photographers and filmmakers. On a given afternoon, you might have seen journalists and their editors discussing projects over coffee at one of the pub’s wooden booths. You may have passed publicists sharing baskets of jalapeño poppers with prospective authors in the adjacent dining room. You may have overheard war-hardened combat photographers swapping violent scenes of faraway places over $5 happy hour draft beers along the lengthy stretch of bar top.

AP photographer Desmond Boylan dies in Havana at 54 – ABC News

Desmond Boylan, a photographer who covered war and conflict across the world before dedicating his life to documenting the daily joys and tribulations of life in Cuba for The Associated Press, died suddenly while on assignment on Saturday afternoon in Havana. He was 54.

Carl Caruso, former Chicago Tribune photojournalist who spearheaded color photography, dies at 92 – Chicago Tribune

Carl Caruso started at the Chicago Tribune as a copy boy, launching a 45-year career in which he also worked as a photographer, and managed and modernized the newspaper’s photo lab.

Jonestown 40 years later: The story of a cameraman who lost his life –

When the bullets started spitting his way on that day in 1978 on the jungle airstrip in Guyana, Bob Brown did what he had always done as a news cameraman. He kept filming.

Jean Mohr, 93, Photographer Who Found Heart Amid Bleakness, Dies – The New York Times

Jean Mohr, a Swiss photographer who brought a humanist’s eye to refugee camps, the Palestinian territories and places of distress all over the world, died on Saturday in Geneva. He was 93.

Pamplin Media Group – Photojournalist Jim Vincent dies at 86

“Almost every time after an assignment, he’d walk up to the news desk with a big grin and his hands behind his back,” says former editor Nick Bertram. “Slowly he’d pull out a photo, then another, then another, and finally he’d drop his best shot on the desk with a triumphant smile.”

Obituary: Pulitzer-Winning AP Photographer Alan Diaz, 71 | PDNPulse

Alan Diaz, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his photo of federal immigration agents seizing Elián González, the six-year-old Cuban refugee at the center of an international custody dispute, died July 3, according to an AP report. He was 71.

Remembering South African Photographer David Goldblatt | Time

South African photographer David Goldblatt, born in 1930, made images that were shaped by the political history with which his lifespan intersected, and he possessed a singular drive to capture the truths of his country in a manner that was both urgent and nuanced. When he died on Sunday at 87, he left a legacy of rich reflection in the form of his many books.

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