Category: Obituaries

  • Ron Galella’s Relentless Gaze | The New Yorker

    Ron Galella’s Relentless Gaze | The New Yorker

    Ron Galella’s Relentless Gaze The photographer’s work provides a stark illustration of the hold that celebrity has on our culture. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/ron-galellas-relentless-gaze “My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous,” the artist Andy Warhol wrote, in 1979. “It’s being in the…

  • Ron Galella, Celebrity-Hounding Photographer, Dies at 91 – The New York Times

    Ron Galella, Celebrity-Hounding Photographer, Dies at 91 – The New York Times

    Ron Galella, Celebrity-Hounding Photographer, Dies at 91 He personified the paparazzi — brazen and relentless in chasing the famous, particularly Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. But his pictures also came to be admired. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/02/business/media/ron-galella-dead.html Mr. Galella was called a creep, a stalker and worse when he began shooting pictures of celebrities in the 1960s, before mass…

  • Letizia Battaglia, photojournalist who documented mafia crimes, dies aged 87 | Italy | The Guardian

    Letizia Battaglia, photojournalist who documented mafia crimes, dies aged 87 Anti-mafia journalist from Palermo scoured Sicilian alleyways in 1970s and 1980s to expose brutal violence via the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/14/letizia-battaglia-photojournalist-who-documented-mafia-crimes-dies-aged-87 Armed only with her Leica camera and mounted on a Vespa, Battaglia scoured the alleyways of Palermo during the 1970s and 1980s photographing the victims of…

  • Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82 – The New York Times

    Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82 – The New York Times

    Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82 She was an artist who was studying anthropology when she became an activist in the civil rights movement and a rare woman to document Black life in photos. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/arts/doris-derby-dead.html “I had a quest to show what the average person was doing,” she told the Southern…

  • Lessons Learned From Michele McNally – The New York Times

    Lessons Learned From Michele McNally – The New York Times

    Lessons Learned From Michele McNally Two photographers share how Michele McNally, who shepherded a new age of photography at The New York Times, touched their lives and work. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/05/insider/lessons-learned-from-michele-mcnally.html She wanted to teach me photo editing to better inform my photography. For months, we met at 7 a.m. to look through 75 years of…

  • Dirck Halstead, Photojournalist Who Captured History, Dies at 85 – The New York Times

    Dirck Halstead, Photojournalist Who Captured History, Dies at 85 – The New York Times

    Dirck Halstead, Photojournalist Who Captured History, Dies at 85 Shooting for Time magazine and United Press International, he documented presidents, the Vietnam War and more. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/25/business/media/dirck-halstead-dead.html Shooting for Time magazine and United Press International, he documented presidents, the Vietnam War and more.

  • Sumy Sadurni, Photojournalist Whose Focus Was East Africa, Dies at 32 – The New York Times

    Sumy Sadurni, Photojournalist Whose Focus Was East Africa, Dies at 32 – The New York Times

    Sumy Sadurni, Photojournalist Whose Focus Was East Africa, Dies at 32 She traveled the world, but she was best known for the photographs she took in Uganda, which brought pathos and humanity to charged subject matter. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/21/business/media/sumy-sadurni-dead.html She traveled the world, but she was best known for the photographs she took in Uganda, which…

  • Hiram Maristany, 76, Dies; ‘People’s Photographer’ of Spanish Harlem – The New York Times

    Hiram Maristany, 76, Dies; ‘People’s Photographer’ of Spanish Harlem – The New York Times

    Hiram Maristany, 76, Dies; ‘People’s Photographer’ of Spanish Harlem He sought to depict his community “from the inside out” and to challenge negative images of Puerto Ricans in New York. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/16/arts/hiram-maristany-dead.html He sought to depict his community “from the inside out” and to challenge negative images of Puerto Ricans in New York.

  • Michele McNally, First New York Times Photography Director, Dies at 66   — Blind Magazine

    Michele McNally, First New York Times Photography Director, Dies at 66   — Blind Magazine

    Michele McNally, First New York Times Photography Director, Dies at 66   — Blind Magazine Michele McNally, the first photography director of The New York Times who brought photojournalism to new heights, died on February 18 from complications of pneumonia in a hospital in Yonkers, NY. She was 66. via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/michele-mcnally-first-new-york-times-photography-director-dies-at-66/ Michele McNally, the…

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

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

    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…

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

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

    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…

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

    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…

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

    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…

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

    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, wh 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…

  • 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 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

    Berlin Wall to Blair’s battlebus – Tom Stoddart’s career in pictures Photojournalist who has died aged 68 covered major international stories including apartheid’s end in South Africa and the fall of the Berlin Wall via 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…

  • Tom Stoddart 1953-2021: award-winning photojournalist in his own words | Digital Camera World

    Tom Stoddart 1953-2021: award-winning photojournalist in his own words | Digital Camera World

    Tom Stoddart 1953-2021: award-winning photojournalist in his own words One of the best news photographers of our time, Tom Stoddart has died aged 68 via digitalcameraworld: 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…

  • Remembering Tom Stoddart – Amateur Photographer

    Remembering Tom Stoddart – Amateur Photographer

    Remembering Tom Stoddart World-famous photojournalist, who took hugely influential images from Iraq, Sarajevo and sub-Saharan Africa, has died via Amateur Photographer: https://amateurphotographer.com/latest/photo-news/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…

  • 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…

  • Nick Oza, Arizona Republic photographer and Pulitzer Prize-winner, dies

    Nick Oza, Republic photojournalist, documentarian of the immigrant world, dies at age 57 Oza, a two-time Pulitzer honoree, ‘captured a story in a way that the words couldn’t.’ via The Arizona Republic: 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,…