Aaron Rose, Photographer Whose Work Long Went Unseen, Dies at 84

Spurning commercialism, he made thousands of one-of-a-kind prints that for decades he largely kept to himself. Then came a show at the Whitney.

Mr. Rose was that rarest of artists: one who doesn’t chase after gallery shows or sales to deep-pocketed collectors. In a 1997 interview with The New York Times in advance of his Whitney Biennial debut, he explained that his low profile had been by choice.

Naomi Rosenblum, Historian of Photography, Dies at 96

Her seminal works brought scholarship to the field and helped develop appreciation for it as a creative art form.

Dr. Rosenblum was the author of seminal works that helped bring scholarship and recognition to photography as a creative art form after practitioners, notably Alfred Stieglitz, had revolutionized the field by defying the conventions of subject matter and composition — creating images in the rain and snow, for example, or of a pattern that the sea cut in the sand.

How Alice Rose George Shaped a Pivotal Era in Photography

Susan Meiselas, Alec Soth, Nan Goldin, and others reflect on the life and work of a legendary photo editor and poet.

Perhaps the clearest picture of Alice Rose George, beloved editor, curator, teacher, and poet, who died on December 22, 2020, in Los Angeles at the age of seventy-six, can be seen through her own eye, connecting—as she so innovatively did in the books and magazines where she made her mark—all the seeming and revelatory contrasts of her life.

Alice Rose George, a ‘Photographer’s Dream Editor,’ Dies at 76

Her unerring eye for visuals made her a fixture in New York’s magazine world, where she promoted scores of famous and unsung photographers.

“She was a photographer’s dream editor,” said Susan Meiselas, a photographer who worked under Ms. George in the early 1990s when Ms. George ran the New York offices of the photo agency Magnum. “She saw what they saw and gave them support, not just financial but emotional.”
Categorized as Obituaries

In Memoriam : Peter Howe (1942-2020)

He was one of the great directors of the photo department of the NY Times magazine, then of Life magazine. Astonishing character, caustic, funny, attractive, fascinated by photojournalism and married to a wonderful lady : Anthéa Disney.

Perspective | ‘Tough and salty on the outside, soft and kind on the inside': Remembering Getty Images’ Mark Wilson

Working the politics beat in D.C. requires exquisite timing, patience and a thorough knowledge of who’s who in the political world. Photographer Mark Wilson had all of that and proved it over and over again.

That same feeling of absence is touching the photographic community here in D.C. after the sudden passing of Getty Images photographer Mark Wilson. I had the pleasure of working alongside him while covering Capitol Hill and the White House as a photo intern for U.S. News & World Report in 2001.

Matt Herron, Whose Camera Chronicled a Movement, Dies at 89

As a magazine photojournalist, he immersed himself in the South as a witness to civil rights marches and clashes. He was killed when the glider he was piloting crashed.

Matt Herron, a photojournalist who vividly memorialized the most portentous and promising moments from the front lines of the 1960s civil rights movement in the Deep South, died on Aug. 7 when a glider he was piloting crashed in Northern California. He was 89.

Paul Fusco, photographer of crowds watching RFK’s funeral train, dies at 89

He traveled the world for Look magazine, but his most memorable images came on a single day in 1968.

Paul Fusco, who traveled the world as a photojournalist but whose most indelible images, portraying a nation in mourning, were captured on a single day in 1968 as he rode aboard Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train from New York to Washington, died July 15 at an assisted-living facility in San Anselmo, Calif. He was 89.

In Memoriam : Paul Fusco (1930-2020)

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of our great colleague and friend Paul Fusco. Paul has been a member of the Magnum community since 1973 and will be remembered by his colleagues for his incredible kindness, and the deep sensitivity and humanity that he brought to his photography. Empathizing with his subjects, and photographing them with much respect, Paul covered stories ranging from police brutality in New York to the long-term effects of the Chernobyl disaster and people living with AIDS in California. In 1968 he photographed the spectators lined along the route of Bobby Kennedy’s funeral train from New York to Washington, capturing the emotion of the nation and becoming one of the most celebrated series of photographs of the time.