Category: Obituaries

  • Influential and ‘Groundbreaking’ Photographer William Klein Dead at 96 | PetaPixel

    Influential and ‘Groundbreaking’ Photographer William Klein Dead at 96Most well-known for his 1956 book “Life is Good & Good for You in New York.”via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2022/09/12/influential-and-groundbreaking-photographer-william-klein-dead-at-96/American-born French photographer William Klein has passed away at the age of 96 in his home in Paris. Klein is considered one of the most influential and “groundbreaking” photographers thanks […]

  • Tim Page, Gonzo Photographer of the Vietnam War, Is Dead at 78 – The New York Times

    Tim Page, Gonzo Photographer of the Vietnam War, Is Dead at 78Fearless and free-spirited, he pushed the boundaries of life and photography, recording intimate images of combat that helped shift the course of the war.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/24/world/asia/tim-page-dead.htmlFearless and free-spirited, he pushed the boundaries of life and photography, recording intimate images of combat that helped shift the […]

  • Iconic Lucha Libre Photographer Lourdes Grobet Has Died | PetaPixel

    Iconic Lucha Libre Photographer Lourdes Grobet Has DiedRIPvia PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2022/07/19/iconic-lucha-libre-photographer-lourdes-grobet-has-died/Grobet began to view the culture and world of Mexican Professional Wrestling through her camera lens in the 1980s. Known as Lucha Libre Mexicana, Mexican professional wrestling had been a favorite sport in Mexico, and one which Grobet had adored since a young child.

  • Houston Chronicle photog Steve Gonzales dies after cancer bout

    The Chronicle says goodbye to Steve Gonzales, a beloved family man and photographerSteve Gonzales, a devoted family man and veteran Houston Chronicle photojournalist…via Houston Chronicle: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/beloved-photographer-steve-gonzales-gonzo-17265814.phpSteve Gonzales, a devoted family man and veteran Houston Chronicle photojournalist beloved for his unwavering kindness, faith and optimism, died Saturday after a long, valiant battle with cancer. He was […]

  • The Sicilian Photographer Who Fought the Mafia

    The Sicilian Photographer Who Fought the MafiaLetizia Battaglia was an impassioned activist and fearless documentarian who lived by the heart and the camera.via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/the-sicilian-photographer-who-fought-the-mafia/An impassioned activist and fearless documentarian, Letizia Battaglia lived by the heart and the camera.

  • Ron Galella’s Relentless Gaze | The New Yorker

    Ron Galella’s Relentless GazeThe photographer’s work provides a stark illustration of the hold that celebrity has on our culture.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/ron-galellas-relentless-gaze“My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous,” the artist Andy Warhol wrote, in 1979. “It’s being in the right place at […]

  • Ron Galella, Celebrity-Hounding Photographer, Dies at 91 – The New York Times

    Ron Galella, Celebrity-Hounding Photographer, Dies at 91He personified the paparazzi — brazen and relentless in chasing the famous, particularly Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. But his pictures also came to be admired.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/02/business/media/ron-galella-dead.htmlMr. Galella was called a creep, a stalker and worse when he began shooting pictures of celebrities in the 1960s, before mass circulation magazines like […]

  • Letizia Battaglia, photojournalist who documented mafia crimes, dies aged 87 | Italy | The Guardian

    Letizia Battaglia, photojournalist who documented mafia crimes, dies aged 87Anti-mafia journalist from Palermo scoured Sicilian alleyways in 1970s and 1980s to expose brutal violencevia the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/14/letizia-battaglia-photojournalist-who-documented-mafia-crimes-dies-aged-87Armed only with her Leica camera and mounted on a Vespa, Battaglia scoured the alleyways of Palermo during the 1970s and 1980s photographing the victims of mafia murders and […]

  • Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82 – The New York Times

    Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82She was an artist who was studying anthropology when she became an activist in the civil rights movement and a rare woman to document Black life in photos.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/arts/doris-derby-dead.html“I had a quest to show what the average person was doing,” she told the Southern Oral History Program […]

  • Lessons Learned From Michele McNally – The New York Times

    Lessons Learned From Michele McNallyTwo photographers share how Michele McNally, who shepherded a new age of photography at The New York Times, touched their lives and work.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/05/insider/lessons-learned-from-michele-mcnally.htmlShe wanted to teach me photo editing to better inform my photography. For months, we met at 7 a.m. to look through 75 years of Fortune magazine photography […]

  • Dirck Halstead, Photojournalist Who Captured History, Dies at 85 – The New York Times

    Dirck Halstead, Photojournalist Who Captured History, Dies at 85Shooting for Time magazine and United Press International, he documented presidents, the Vietnam War and more.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/25/business/media/dirck-halstead-dead.htmlShooting for Time magazine and United Press International, he documented presidents, the Vietnam War and more.

  • Sumy Sadurni, Photojournalist Whose Focus Was East Africa, Dies at 32 – The New York Times

    Sumy Sadurni, Photojournalist Whose Focus Was East Africa, Dies at 32She traveled the world, but she was best known for the photographs she took in Uganda, which brought pathos and humanity to charged subject matter.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/21/business/media/sumy-sadurni-dead.htmlShe traveled the world, but she was best known for the photographs she took in Uganda, which brought pathos and […]

  • Hiram Maristany, 76, Dies; ‘People’s Photographer’ of Spanish Harlem – The New York Times

    Hiram Maristany, 76, Dies; ‘People’s Photographer’ of Spanish HarlemHe sought to depict his community “from the inside out” and to challenge negative images of Puerto Ricans in New York.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/16/arts/hiram-maristany-dead.htmlHe sought to depict his community “from the inside out” and to challenge negative images of Puerto Ricans in New York.

  • Michele McNally, First New York Times Photography Director, Dies at 66   — Blind Magazine

    Michele McNally, First New York Times Photography Director, Dies at 66   — Blind MagazineMichele McNally, the first photography director of The New York Times who brought photojournalism to new heights, died on February 18 from complications of pneumonia in a hospital in Yonkers, NY. She was 66.via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/michele-mcnally-first-new-york-times-photography-director-dies-at-66/Michele McNally, the first photography director […]

  • Michele McNally, Who Elevated Times Photography, Dies at 66 – The New York Times

    Michele McNally, Who Elevated Times Photography, Dies at 66The paper won six Pulitzer Prizes for photography during her tenure as its director of photography and a trailblazing member of the newsroom’s top management.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/01/business/media/michele-mcnally-dead.htmlThe paper won six Pulitzer Prizes for photography during her tenure as its director of photography and a trailblazing member of the […]

  • Steve Schapiro, Photojournalist Who Bore Witness, Dies at 87 – The New York Times

    Steve Schapiro, Photojournalist Who Bore Witness, Dies at 87He documented the civil rights movement and subjects as diverse as narcotics users, migrant workers and movie stars, seeking to capture their emotional heart.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/24/arts/steve-schapiro-dead.htmlSteve Schapiro, a photojournalist and social documentarian who bore witness to some of the nation’s most significant political and cultural moments and movements, […]

  • Photojournalist shot to death outside his home in Tijuana – The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Photojournalist shot to death outside his home in TijuanaMargarito Martínez Esquivel, a Tijuana photojournalist who covered police and security issues, was killed Mondayvia San Diego Union-Tribune: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-california/story/2022-01-17/photojournalist-death-tijuanaMartínez, 49, was beloved by colleagues and known as fearless. Last year, he documented a shootout between two groups, putting his own safety at risk. Journalist chat groups for […]

  • Steve Schapiro, Chronicler of 20th Century America, Dies At 87 | Blind

    Steve Schapiro, Chronicler of 20th Century America, Dies At 87Steve Schapiro, whose prize-winning photographs defined 20th century American life, died peacefully in his Chicago home on Saturday, January 15, from pancreatic cancer. He was 87.Link: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/steve-schapiro-chronicler-of-20th-century-america-dies-at-87-enSteve Schapiro, whose prize-winning photographs defined 20th century American life, died peacefully in his Chicago home on Saturday, January 15, […]

  • Sabine Weiss, Figure of Humanist Photography, Dies at 97 | Blind

    Sabine Weiss, Figure of Humanist Photography, Dies at 97Parisian and New York street scenes, world events coverage, press and fashion photos, advertisements, portraits of artists: hardly a discipline seems to have eluded Sabine Weiss’s benevolent lens. The last representative of French humanist photography, whose work was exhibited at the Rencontres d’Arles last summer, died today […]

  • Photojournalist in Myanmar dies in military custody a week after arrest | Myanmar | The Guardian

    Photojournalist in Myanmar dies in military custody a week after arrestSoe Naing was arrested in Yangon while taking photos of a ‘silent strike’ protest against military rulevia the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/14/photojournalist-in-myanmar-dies-in-military-custody-a-week-after-arrestSoe Naing was arrested in Yangon while taking photos of a ‘silent strike’ protest against military rule