Category: Obituaries

  • Legendary Hip-Hop Photographer Chi Modu Has Died | PetaPixel
    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
  • Aaron Rose, Photographer Whose Work Long Went Unseen, Dies at 84 – The New York Times

    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 – The New York Times

    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.
  • Juxtapoz Magazine – RIP, Ricky Powell, The Original Lazy Hustler and Legendary NYC Street Photographer
    One of the great legends of NYC street photography and culture, the “Lazy Hustler” himself, Ricky Powell, has died today at the age of 59. The iconic photographer was best known for his association with the Beastie Boys in the 1980s and his countless shots of hip-hop and NYC culture in those crucial days, and we at Juxtapoz featured and hired Powell on numerous occasions throughout the decades. We feel like we lost a piece of our history, too.
  • How Alice Rose George Shaped a Pivotal Era in Photography

    How Alice Rose George Shaped a Pivotal Era in Photography
    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 – The New York Times

    “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.”
  • Murders of Journalists Doubled in 2020 – The New York Times

    At least 30 journalists were killed this year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, with 21 slain as a direct result of their work.
  • Mexican photojournalist killed after taking photos of bodies along a road | Mexico | The Guardian
    Jaime Castaño Zacarías is ninth journalist killed in Mexico this year after he was pursued by gunmen
  • 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.
  • Remembering the work of Getty Images photographer Mark Wilson – The Washington Post
    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.
  • Frederick Weston, Outsider Artist Who Was Finally Let In, Dies at 73 – The New York Times

    For decades he made his art in dingy Manhattan hotel rooms, living hand-to-mouth, hoping for his big break. It finally arrived, just a few years before his death.
  • Bruno Barbey, Magnum Photographer of War and Peace, Dies at 79 – The New York Times

    He was “a formidable visual architect” who captured the streets of Paris during the violent demonstrations in 1968 and documented the human experience in other parts of the world.
  • Baron Wolman, Whose Photos Helped Start Rolling Stone, Dies at 83 – The New York Times

    Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone magazine’s first photographer, liked to tell of the time he took a picture of something that wasn’t there.
  • Baron Wolman, One of Rock and Roll’s Most Iconic Photographers, Dies at 83
    Rolling Stone’s first staff photographer Baron Wolman has passed away at the age of 83. Though known primarily for his work with the rock magazine where he captured some of Rock’s most iconic imagery, Wolman’s photography career was vast and varied.
  • Bill Biggart: The Hero Photographer Who Died Capturing 9/11
    September 11, 2001, was a sunny Tuesday morning. Bill Biggart and his wife Wendy Doremus were walking their dogs in downtown Manhattan. At about 8:45 a.m., the couple noticed clouds of grey smoke forming against the clear blue New York City skyline. A passing taxi driver informed the couple that an airplane had crashed into the World Trade Center.
  • Matt Herron, Whose Camera Chronicled a Movement, Dies at 89 – The New York Times

    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 – The Washington Post
    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.