Obituaries

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.”

New reporting raises questions about killing of NPR journalists – Poynter

An investigation into the killing of NPR photographer David Gilkey and interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna last year has revealed flaws in the original story put forth by Afghan officials.

Stanley Greene, a War Photographer Who Stayed When Others Left – The New Yorker

“Stanley was the only non-Middle Eastern photographer who managed to make an image of the events of that day in Fallujah,” another friend, the American photographer Samantha Appleton, said. “People often ask war photographers if they are scared doing their work. It is not fear so much as how one responds to the stress of fear. Stanley was scared that day, and said so whenever he told the story. He nearly lost his life when he tried to get closer to the bridge, and pulled out of the situation just in time. Before he did so, however, he created images that were indisputable proof that the war was only just beginning.”

RIP Stanley Greene « burn magazine

The karma was unbelievable .Stanley was in the center, part of the buzz, relentless in his effort to do the right thing. The real deal. You can’t buy “Black Passport”. Sold out long ago. I hope it gets re published. Testament to one of the finest chroniclers of our time.

Stanley Greene, Teller of Uncomfortable Truths, Dies at 68

“You want to sit there comfortably with your newspaper and blueberry muffin, and you don’t want to see pictures that are going to upset your morning,” Mr. Greene said in a 2010 interview with the Lens blog of The New York Times. “That is the job of a journalist, to upset your morning.”

Poet. Follower of light. Storyteller. A remembrance of photographer Stanley Greene.

Greene followed the light even into the darkest places. He was best known as a conflict photographer for his work in Chechnya, Russia, Iraq and Syria. He had the gift of finding beauty in the most extraordinarily disturbing circumstances. His books, “Open Wound” and “Black Passport,” are gorgeous journeys through his life by way of his haunting photographs.

Obituary: Stanley Greene, Award-Winning Photojournalist, 68

Photographer Andrea Bruce, a fellow member of NOOR, describes Greene as “a poet.” “His rage at injustices equaled his love for his friends, for photography and its power,” Bruce says. “That is the hardest thing to explain: his pure love for others, as if he was balancing the hatred he found in war.”

Celebrating the Legacy of Anja Niedringhaus

Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus dedicated her life to telling humanity’s most troubling stories at the front lines of conflict. Her death in 2014 brought into sharp reality the futility of war and the importance of effectual images. Niedringhaus’ legacy is undoubtedly her photographs but also the courage she has ignited in her fellow journalists.

Ben Martin, Time Photographer Who Captured the 1960s, Dies at 86

Ben Martin, who as a Time magazine senior photographer immortalized Richard M. Nixon’s haggard 5 o’clock shadow, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s march to Montgomery, Ala., and John F. Kennedy’s grieving widow and children — evocative images that defined the 1960s — died on Feb. 10 at his home in Salisbury, N.C. He was 86.

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