Obituaries

We’re Just Sayin: RIP Wally McNamee, Our Pal

There are some people who you always know you can count on, no matter what.  They are not necessarily your best friend. You may not see them for a day, a month, or a year. But you know they are always around. Wally McNamee was one of those people

Washington Post staff photographer remembers friend and mentor Wally McNamee – The Washington Post

Post staff writer Bart Barnes, in McNamee’s obituary, wrote: “Among his most memorable pictures was a photograph of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy disembarking from Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on Nov. 22, 1963, hours after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. The president’s brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, is holding her hand, and she is still wearing the suit stained with the president’s blood spattered on her by the assassin’s bullets. Mr. McNamee later described it as “a graphic touch to this horrible moment.”

White House News Photographers AssociationWHNPA Mourns Passing of Wally McNamee | White House News Photographers Association

Wally McNamee, considered one of the leading photojournalists in the world, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Virginia.

Obituary: Wally McNamee, Veteran Washington Photographer | PDNPulse

In addition to covering major news events including the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War, McNamee covered presidential administrations from Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Clinton. He was named Photographer of the Year four times by the White House News Photographers Association, which also awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.

Mexican Photojournalist Found Dead After Kidnapping

The government’s Mechanism to Protect Journalists and Rights Activists called for an “immediate and effective investigation” into the killing of Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro, 23, who was reportedly kidnapped Thursday by gunmen posing as police officers in the city of San Luis Potosi.

Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83 – The New York Times

When the photographer Pete Turner was on assignment in Amboseli National Park in Kenya in 1964, a lone giraffe galloped across the empty plain before him, and he captured it in all its solitude, its neck rising above the horizon.

Mr. Turner’s resulting transparency was overexposed, but he saved it by rephotographing it and using filters to transform it into a spectacular and eerie new image.

Jim Argo, longtime photographer for The Oklahoman, dies at age 79 | News OK

Jim Argo, a former photojournalist for The Oklahoman whose powerful images captured the character of the state and spirit of its people for more than 50 years, died Saturday.

Photos: End of an era with the demise of S Paul, doyen of Indian photojournalism | india-news | photos | Hindustan Times

S Paul, a path-breaker in the field of Indian photojournalism transformed an era of romantic and pictorial photography into one of vibrant, living images. Considered the Henri Cartier Bresson of India, the ace-photographer passed away on August 16, 2017 in New Delhi.

Legendary NYC Street Photographer Arlene Gottfried Dies at 66

“In every frame, no matter how tough the subject matter, there is never a sense of detached irony or coolness. Whether it was her mother dying in bed, or a homeless person on the sidewalk, she approached them with the same careful empathy and directness.”

Obituary: Armando Trovati, Longtime AP Skiing Photographer, 73

After three decades with AP, he started the private photo agency Pentaphoto, which is now run by his sons Alessandro and Marco. He is also survived by his wife, Roberta, and two grandsons.

Legendary Photo Editor John G. Morris Dies at 100

Legendary photo editor John G. Morris died today in Paris. He was 100. Morris was a titan in the world of photojournalism, serving as photo editor for LIFE, The New York Times, National Geographic, and Magnum. Photographers he worked closely with include Robert Capa and W. Eugene Smith.

R.I.P., Richard Benson: Photographer, Printer, and Educator

From time to time I’d hear that Chip had done something extraordinary and knew he was printing his 8 x 10 negatives on aluminum with the result being these incredibly flat prints that seemed to go on forever. He was friends with John Szarkowski, the photo curator at MOMA and I remember seeing his work on display once at the museum. During those years Chip was heavily invested in making separations for photo books. An example is the four volumes on Eugene Atget produced for the Museum of Modern Art.

Update: Photographer Khadija Saye Killed in London Grenfell Tower Fire | PDNPulse

A graduate of the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Saye uses photography to explore culture and identity, and has photographed communities in both England and Gambia, where her mother was born. The Diversity Pavilion, on view at the Venice Biennale, includes Saye’s tintype self-portraits in which she incorporates objects her mother uses in her spiritual practice. Artist Nicola Green, who mentored Saye, said in an appeal for information, “She is our dear friend, a beautiful soul and emerging artist.”

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