Obituaries

RIP, Chuck Westfall: The Photo Industry Just Lost a Legend

Chuck Westfall has died. A legend in the camera industry, Westfall was a photographer who served as a technical representative and advisor at Canon for decades.

Obituary: Photographer Nitin Vadukul, 52 | PDNPulse

Photographer Nitin Vadukul, who created surreal and eerie images for commercial, editorial and music clients, died February 17 in New York City, according to The New York Times. His brother, photographer Max Vadukul, told The Times the cause of death was colorectal cancer.

Diane Arbus Gets NY Times Obituary 46 Years After Her Death

Diane Arbus was honored with an obituary by the New York Times today, 46 years after the renowned American portrait photographer died. It was one of 15 obituaries published today as part of a project titled Overlooked.

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead – The New York Times

“We came across this incredible sight,” Mr. Desfor said in 1997 for an A.P. oral history. “All of these people who are literally crawling through these broken-down girders of the bridge. They were in and out of it, on top, underneath, and just barely escaping the freezing water.”

LIFE Photo Editor Barbara ‘Bobbi’ Baker Burrows Remembered | Time

Photojournalists become celebrities by creating images that shape the way we see the world. Photo editors, away from the limelight, shape the way those images are presented. And Barbara Baker Burrows, who died of corticobasal degeneration, a rare brain disease, on Jan. 10 at 73, chose the pictures that told some of the century’s biggest stories.

Farewell Bobbi Baker Burrows, death of a mythical Picture Editor – The Eye of Photography

“Bobbi,” a veteran of LIFE since the 1960s, was a rare breed: the den mother of the great LIFE photographers (from the magazine’s weekly and monthly incarnations), a curator, a book editor, a photo historian, and the daughter-in-law of the legendary war photographer Larry Burrows, who died in Laos in 1971 covering the conflict in Southeast Asia for LIFE.

Obituary: Daniele Tamagni, 43, Photographer of International Fashion and Style | PDNPulse

Photographer Daniele Tamagni, best known for documenting the fashionable dandies of the Congo, died December 23 in Milan, according to Corriere della Sera. He was 43, and had been ill for four years, the paper reports. His award-winning work had appeared in The Guardian Weekend, The Sunday Times of London, Rolling Stone, Corriere della Sere, Vogue and other publications.

Don Hogan Charles, Lauded Photographer of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 79 – The New York Times

In more than four decades at The Times, Mr. Charles photographed a wide range of subjects, from local hangouts to celebrities to fashion to the United Nations. But he may be best remembered for the work that earned him early acclaim: his photographs of key moments and figures of the civil rights era.

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, Color Photography Icon, Dies at 83

Pete Turner, the American photographer who’s recognized as one of the first masters of color photography, has died. He was 83.

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.

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