Category: Obituaries

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

    Michele McNally, Who Elevated Times Photography, Dies at 66

    Michele McNally, Who Elevated Times Photography, Dies at 66

    The 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.html

    The 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.

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

    Steve Schapiro, Photojournalist Who Bore Witness, Dies at 87

    Steve Schapiro, Photojournalist Who Bore Witness, Dies at 87

    He 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.html

    Steve Schapiro, a photojournalist and social documentarian who bore witness to some of the nation’s most significant political and cultural moments and movements, starting in the 1960s with the historic struggle for racial equality across the Jim Crow South, died on Jan. 15 at his home in Chicago. He was 87.

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

    Photojournalist shot to death outside his home in Tijuana

    Photojournalist shot to death outside his home in Tijuana

    Margarito Martínez Esquivel, a Tijuana photojournalist who covered police and security issues, was killed Monday

    via San Diego Union-Tribune: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-california/story/2022-01-17/photojournalist-death-tijuana

    Martínez, 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 Baja California were flooded with messages of grief and support on Monday afternoon.

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

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

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

    Steve 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-en

    Steve 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.

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

    Sabine Weiss, Figure of Humanist Photography, Dies at 97

    Sabine Weiss, Figure of Humanist Photography, Dies at 97

    Parisian 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 at the age of 97. Blind republishes the profile that was dedicated to her on this occasion.

    Link: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/sabine-weiss-figure-of-humanist-photography-dies-at-97-en

    Parisian 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 at the age of 97. Blind republishes the profile that was dedicated to her on this occasion.

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

    Photojournalist in Myanmar dies in military custody a week after arrest

    Photojournalist in Myanmar dies in military custody a week after arrest

    Soe Naing was arrested in Yangon while taking photos of a ‘silent strike’ protest against military rule

    via the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/14/photojournalist-in-myanmar-dies-in-military-custody-a-week-after-arrest

    Soe Naing was arrested in Yangon while taking photos of a ‘silent strike’ protest against military rule

  • Berlin Wall to Blair’s battlebus – Tom Stoddart’s career in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/nov/18/berlin-wall-blair-battlebus-tom-stoddart-career-in-pictures
    The renowned photojournalist, who has died aged 68, covered major international stories including conflict in Lebanon, apartheid’s end in South Africa, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the siege of Sarajevo and wars in the Gulf. His work, which spanned four decades, was both powerful and beautifully observed. He continued to work in black and white throughout his career
  • Tom Stoddart 1953-2021: award-winning photojournalist in his own words | Digital Camera World

    https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/tom-stoddart-1953-2021-award-winning-photojournalist-in-his-own-words
    One of the best photojournalists of his time, Tom Stoddart has just died aged 68. To remember his 50 years we are running an interview with Tom from earlier this year, that was originally published in Digital Camera magazine.
  • Remembering Tom Stoddart – Amateur Photographer

    Remembering Tom Stoddart
    We are deeply saddened to report the death of Tom Stoddart, one of the finest documentary photographers and photojournalists the UK has ever produced. Tom, 68, died today after a brave struggle with cancer.
  • Edward Keating, Times Photographer at Ground Zero, Dies at 65 – The New York Times

    With his hand-rolled cigarettes, typical stubble and a Leica slung around his neck, Mr. Keating could give off a roguish air. Some colleagues considered him “a talented if mercurial lensman who sometimes behaved like a hotdogger,” the journalist Lloyd Grove wrote in The Washington Post in 2003. Mr. Keating acknowledged to The Post that he had twice been suspended by The Times for infractions unrelated to his work. His photography led to a final dust-up with the paper.
  • Nick Oza, Arizona Republic photographer and Pulitzer Prize-winner, dies

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona-republic/2021/09/28/nick-oza-arizona-republic-photographer-and-pulitzer-prize-winner-dies/5893454001/
    Nick Oza, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who produced stark images of resilience and triumph in the face of natural and man-made adversity, has died. He was 57.
  • Reuters photographer died after being left behind, Afghan general says

    https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/afghanistan-conflict-reuters-siddiqui/
    Danish Siddiqui was with soldiers on the front line of an Afghan Special Forces clash with the Taliban. New reporting, and his last photographs, cast light on his final hours, on the collapse of the Afghan military, and on the risks faced by journalists who cover conflict.
  • Hiro, Fashion Photographer Who Captured the Surreal, Dies at 90 – The New York Times

    He juxtaposed the mundane and the exotic, transforming ordinary objects into the desirable — an approach he took in his still-life images as well as in fashion.
  • Renowned Fashion Photographer Hiro Passes Away At 90 | PetaPixel

    https://petapixel.com/2021/08/19/renowned-fashion-photographer-hiro-passes-away-at-90/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+petapixel+%28PetaPixel%29
    Renowned Japanese American photographer Yasuhiro Wakabayashi, professionally known as Hiro, has passed away at the age of 90. He was best known for his successful editorial and commercial fashion photography career as well as his unique style that has been imitated by many.
  • Tony McGrath obituary | Photography | The Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/jul/27/tony-mcgrath-obituary
    Outstanding photographer who went on to become a pioneering picture editor of the Observer
  • Danish Siddiqui’s Singular Images Captured Our Uncomfortable Truths | The New Yorker

    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/danish-siddiquis-singular-images-captured-our-uncomfortable-truths
    The photographer, who was killed in Afghanistan this month, was a prolific chronicler of political violence and societal disquiet.
  • Danish Siddiqui, Reuters Photojournalist, Is Killed in Afghanistan – The New York Times

    Mr. Siddiqui, an Indian national and Reuters staff journalist, was embedded with members of Afghanistan’s elite Special Forces in the southern province of Kandahar, a former Taliban stronghold. He was killed on Friday morning when Afghan commandos, attempting to retake a district surrounding a border crossing with Pakistan, came under Taliban fire, according to Reuters.
  • Legendary Hip-Hop Photographer Chi Modu Has Died | PetaPixel

    https://petapixel.com/2021/05/25/legendary-hip-hop-photographer-chi-modu-has-died/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+petapixel+%28PetaPixel%29
    Chi Modu, a hip-hop photographer who captured some of the most famous and iconic photos of the likes of Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G, Ice Cube, and Diddy, has passed away at the age of 54 after what is being reported as a battle with cancer.
  • Blind – June Newton, Portrait Photographer Also Known as Alice Springs, Dies at 97

    June Newton, Portrait Photographer Also Known as Alice Springs, Dies at 97
    Remembering art director, curator, and portraitist June Newton, whose photography career began one day in 1970 when her husband Helmut fell ill with the flu and sent her in his stead.
  • Obituary: Grace Robertson | 1854 Photography

    Obituary: Grace Robertson
    The British photographer known for her trailblazing series documenting the joys and challenges in the lives of everyday women is remembered