Obituaries

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.

Obituary: George Pitts, Photo Editor and Photographer

Pitts mentored and helped photographers throughout his career. He became director of photographic practices at Parsons the New School for Design, and served on the juries for numerous awards, including the PDN Photo Annual and the nominating committee for the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards

George Pitts: The Photo Community Remembers a Legend

A prolific figure in the photography world, Pitts wore multiple hats to the many people he knew: photo director, photographer, painter, educator, writer and friend. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited around the world, while his writing and photography has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Vice and The Paris Review.

Claudine Maugendre, photo editor, dies

She was one of the most brilliant photo editors of the last forty years. She was with the journalist Jean Francois Bizot one of the most beautiful actors of the saga Actuel, this flamboyant magazine which from 1971 to 1975 and from 1979 to 1994 was a nursery of journalistic and photographic talents

Content-Aware: Celebrating Ren Hang

It was shocking news to find out about the death of Ren Hang this past Thursday. Ren Hang, 29, was one of the most prominent Chinese photographers of his time, and his pictures are some of the most recognizable throughout the world

Photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans Killed in Libya

Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders said in a statement released yesterday, “Oerlemans is a journalist who kept going where others stopped, driven to put the news into pictures in the world’s hot spots. It is profoundly sad that he has now paid the ultimate price for this.”

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