Category: Obituaries

  • Gritty Russian Photographer Dmitry Markov Dies Age 42 | PetaPixel

    Gritty Russian Photographer Dmitry Markov Dies Age 42 | PetaPixel

    Gritty Russian Photographer Dmitry Markov Dies Age 42 Markov shot exclusively on iPhone. via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2024/02/20/gritty-russian-photographer-dmitry-markov-dies-age-42/ Dmitry Markov, a Russian photographer who shot exclusively on smartphones and was known for capturing provincial areas around Moscow, has died at age 42. https://petapixel.com/2024/02/20/gritty-russian-photographer-dmitry-markov-dies-age-42/

  • Hal Buell, who led AP’s photo operations from darkroom era into the digital age, dies at 92

    https://www.myjournalcourier.com/entertainment/article/hal-buell-who-led-ap-s-photo-operations-from-18638531.php Colleagues described Buell as a visionary who encouraged photographers to try new ways of covering hard news. As the editor in charge of AP’s photo operations from the late 1960s to the 1990s, he supervised a staff that won a dozen Pulitzers on his watch and he worked in 33 countries, with legendary AP…

  • Fearless Apartheid Photographer Peter Magubane Dies Aged 91 | PetaPixel

    Fearless Apartheid Photographer Peter Magubane Dies Aged 91 | PetaPixel

    Fearless Apartheid Photographer Peter Magubane Dies Aged 91 He fought apartheid with his camera. via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2024/01/02/fearless-apartheid-photographer-peter-magubane-dies-aged-91/ The photographer was imprisoned numerous times during his career and subjected to a five-year ban that prevented him from working or even leaving his home without police permission. https://petapixel.com/2024/01/02/fearless-apartheid-photographer-peter-magubane-dies-aged-91/

  • Peter Magubane, 91, Who Fought Apartheid With His Camera, Is Dead – The New York Times

    Peter Magubane, 91, Who Fought Apartheid With His Camera, Is Dead – The New York Times

    Peter Magubane, 91, Who Fought Apartheid With His Camera, Is Dead He documented the cruelties of white South African rule, and he was made to pay for it, enduring beatings and 586 consecutive days in solitary confinement. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/01/world/africa/peter-magubane-dead.html He documented the cruelties of white South African rule, and he was made to pay for…

  • How Elliott Erwitt Found His Signature Sense of Humor and Joy

    How Elliott Erwitt Found His Signature Sense of Humor and Joy

    How Elliott Erwitt Found His Signature Sense of Humor and Joy Erwitt taught himself photography as a teenager. His most famous work was defined by wit, exuberance, and irrepressible curiosity. via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/how-elliott-erwitt-found-his-signature-humor-and-joy/ The camera that he used to create his early pictures, a square-format twin-lens Rolleiflex, was adapted to his disposition at the time.…

  • Elliott Erwitt, Photographer With a Sense of Humor, Dies at 95

    Elliott Erwitt, Photographer With a Sense of Humor, Dies at 95

    Elliott Erwitt, Photographer With a Sense of Humor, Dies at 95 The artist captured compelling pictures of celebrities and politicians, dogs just being dogs, and the happenstance whimsy of daily life. via Hyperallergic: http://hyperallergic.com/860427/elliott-erwitt-photographer-with-a-sense-of-humor-dies-at-95/ “Photography is an art of observation,” the artist said best. “It has little to do with the things you see and…

  • Remembering the Energy and Emotion of Larry Fink’s Photography

    Remembering the Energy and Emotion of Larry Fink’s Photography

    Remembering the Energy and Emotion of Larry Fink’s Photography Fink, who died in 2023, moved easily between society galas and Pennsylvania farms—and his work was always full of the push and pull of life. via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/remembering-the-energy-emotion-and-sensuality-of-larry-finks-photography/ Fink, who died in November, moved easily between society galas and Pennsylvania farms—and his work was always full…

  • Elliott Erwitt, Whose Photos Are Famous, and Often Funny, Dies at 95 – The New York Times

    Elliott Erwitt, Whose Photos Are Famous, and Often Funny, Dies at 95 – The New York Times

    Elliott Erwitt, Whose Photos Are Famous, and Often Funny, Dies at 95 His camera could freeze moments in history, but he also had an eye for the humor and absurdity of everyday life. Dogs were a help there. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/30/arts/elliott-erwitt-whose-photos-are-famous-and-often-funny-dies-at-95.html His camera could freeze moments in history, but he also had an eye for the…

  • Widely Acclaimed Photographer Elliott Erwitt Has Passed Away at Age 95 | PetaPixel

    Widely Acclaimed Photographer Elliott Erwitt Has Passed Away at Age 95 | PetaPixel

    Widely Acclaimed Photographer Elliott Erwitt Has Passed Away at Age 95 He was 95. via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2023/11/30/widely-acclaimed-photographer-elliot-erwitt-has-passed-away-at-age-95/ “You may not even know that you have a good picture unless you take a look. Taking pictures is a response to what you see and what you think you see. And it’s very easy not to respond…

  • Influential and Compassionate Photographer Larry Fink Has Died | PetaPixel

    Influential and Compassionate Photographer Larry Fink Has Died | PetaPixel

    Influential and Compassionate Photographer Larry Fink Has Died The photographer is remembered as a free spirit, honest artist, and great man. via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2023/11/27/influential-and-compassionate-photographer-larry-fink-has-died/ Fink was celebrated for his distinct photographic style, which showed his subjects somewhat isolated from their surroundings thanks to his use of a handheld off-camera flash, and his authentic depictions of…

  • Dean Conger 1927-2023 – The Photo Society

    Dean Conger 1927-2023 Dean Conger was a world-renowned photographer with a resume of awards so extensive, it’s hard to list them all. He was a trailblazer in the field of photography, leaving an indelible mark on the world through his lens.

  • Helen Marcus, Prolific Photographer of the Famous, Dies at 97 – The New York Times

    Helen Marcus, Prolific Photographer of the Famous, Dies at 97 – The New York Times

    Helen Marcus, Prolific Photographer of the Famous, Dies at 97 One of the few women at the top of her field in book and magazine publishing, she was also a champion of her fellow professionals. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/03/arts/helen-marcus-dead.html Her fame as a photographer, and her leadership role as a defender of her profession on issues of…

  • James Lee Stanfield 1937-2023 – The Photo Society

    Link: https://thephotosociety.org/james-lee-stanfield-1937-2023/ Born into a family of newspaper photographers in Wisconsin, Jim acquired the photography bug naturally, becoming one of the most celebrated and honored of National Geographic’s legendary photographic staff

  • Reuters Videographer Killed By Israeli Shelling | PetaPixel

    Reuters Videographer Killed By Israeli Shelling | PetaPixel

    Reuters Videographer Killed By Israeli Shelling He was providing a live video signal of the air strikes. via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2023/10/16/reuters-videographer-killed-by-israeli-shelling/ According to Reuters, videographer Issam Abdallah was killed on Friday evening as he and a group of international journalists were working near the village of Alma al-Shaab in south Lebanon.

  • Patrick Hamilton, ex-AP and Reuters photographer who covered Central American wars, dies at 74 | AP News

    Patrick Hamilton, ex-AP and Reuters photographer who covered Central American wars, dies at 74 Patrick Hamilton, a combat veteran of the Vietnam War who covered civil wars in Central America as a photojournalist for The Associated Press,and later worked at Reuters covering the first Gulf War in Iraq, has died after a long struggle with…

  • Julia Scully, Influential Photography Editor and Memoirist, Dies at 94 – The New York Times

    Julia Scully, Influential Photography Editor and Memoirist, Dies at 94 – The New York Times

    Julia Scully, Influential Photography Editor and Memoirist, Dies at 94 She oversaw Modern Photography for 20 years and wrote an acclaimed book about her rough-and-tumble childhood, some of it spent in an orphanage and in remote Alaska. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/04/books/julia-scully-dead.html Ms. Scully was also the project director of “The Family of Woman,” a 1979 book of…

  • French war photographer Marie-Laure de Decker dead at 75

    French war photographer Marie-Laure de Decker dead at 75

    French war photographer Marie-Laure de Decker dead at 75 Marie-Laure de Decker, the French model who stepped behind the camera to become an internationally recognised war photographer, has died at the age of 75, her family said Saturday. via France 24: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20230715-french-war-photographer-marie-laure-de-decker-dead-at-75-1 On the other hand, she added: “There is an advantage to being a…

  • Lisl Steiner, Colorful Creator of Black-and-White Photographs, Dies at 95 – The New York Times

    Lisl Steiner, Colorful Creator of Black-and-White Photographs, Dies at 95 – The New York Times

    Lisl Steiner, Colorful Creator of Black-and-White Photographs, Dies at 95 A flamboyant photojournalist with the moxie to stand up to autocrats, she captured the intimate moments of leading figures of the 20th century. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/18/arts/lisl-steiner-dead.html A flamboyant photojournalist with the moxie to stand up to autocrats, she captured the intimate moments of leading figures of…

  • Associated Press photographer Elise Amendola, who documented decades of sports and news, dies at 70 | AP News

    Associated Press photographer Elise Amendola, who documented decades of sports and news, dies at 70 | AP News

    Associated Press photographer Elise Amendola, who documented decades of sports and news, dies at 70 Renowned Associated Press photojournalist Elise Amendola — a determined, joyous and patient journalist who masterfully photographed pivotal global news and sporting events spanning decades — has died. via AP NEWS: https://apnews.com/article/associated-press-photojournalist-elise-amendola-dies-856633efb550d51f5c4a08705a330b0d Renowned Associated Press photojournalist Elise Amendola — a determined,…

  • Video Journalist Killed by Rocket Fire in Ukraine | PetaPixel

    Video Journalist Killed by Rocket Fire in Ukraine | PetaPixel

    Video Journalist Killed by Rocket Fire in Ukraine Terrible news. via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2023/05/10/video-journalist-killed-by-rocket-fire-in-ukraine/ The AFP news agency has announced the death of its Ukraine video coordinator Arman Soldin who was killed by rocket fire in the country on Tuesday.