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In Memoriam : Wang Fuchun (1943-2021) by Jean Loh

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography.  [By Jean Loh]  “One Billion Journeys: Wang Fuchun’s Chinese on the Train”, was on display at the British National Railway Museum May-August 2019 in York. Before the pandemic broke out in UK and Europe, Wang Fuchun’s exhibition is supposed to travel to Locomotion in Shildon, before visiting the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, and finally the Science Museum in London….

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Aaron Rose, Photographer Whose Work Long Went Unseen, Dies at 84

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Neil Genzlinger]  “Spurning commercialism, he made thousands of one-of-a-kind prints that for decades he largely kept to himself. Then came a show at the Whitney.” “All around me I saw people who became cynical and bitter when they didn’t get the recognition they thought they deserved, and I wanted to be free of that,” he said. ‘I wanted only to do my work, for myself, without any commercial…

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Benedict J. Fernandez, Photojournalist and Mentor, Dies at 84

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Sam Roberts]  “He photographed Martin Luther King Jr. and produced classic images of the protest movements of the 1960s.” “As a seasoned photographer, he taught disadvantaged city youth free of charge at the Benedict J. Fernandez Photo Film Workshop, which he established in the basement of Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in Manhattan. His protégés included Angel Franco, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times photojournalist. Mr. Fernandez went on to…

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Naomi Rosenblum, Historian of Photography, Dies at 96

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Cross-posted from the New York Times. [By Katharine Q. Seelye] “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. Histories of photography traditionally focused…

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Daniel Wolf, Collector and Lover of the Great Outdoors, Has Died, Aged 65

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Cross-posted from The Art Newspaper. [By Norman Rosenthal]   “Arguably Wolf’s greatest achievement was to pull together, in secret, from some dozen or more existing collections, a unique museum holding of photography, old and new, for the J. Paul Getty Museum and its director, John Walsh. Photography became one of the most high-profile departments of a museum otherwise devoted to ancient and classical Western art before 1900. Amongst the collectors Wolf dealt with were Sam Wagstaff…

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Corky Lee’s Photographs Helped Generations of Asian-Americans See Themselves

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth, Time Magazine, and The New York Times. [By Hua Hsu and Neil Genzlinger] Corky Lee often described his life’s work as “photographing Asian Pacific Americans.” It was a simple passion that could take him anywhere. For nearly fifty years, New Yorkers never knew where they might run into Lee and his camera: a museum gala or a tenants’ rights meeting, construction sites or local laundries, youth basketball games or…

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Grace Robertson, photography pioneer, dies at 90

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Cross-posted from The Guardian via Pro Photo Daily. [By Sean O’Hagan]  “Grace, born in Manchester in 1930, later recalled being dismayed as a teenager by the paucity of career choices available to her. ‘There were only three jobs considered by society as appropriate – teaching, secretarial work or nursing, just to fill in until you got your man.’ After she expressed an interest in photography, her father, in 1949, bought her a camera, enthusiastically encouraging her…

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Alice Rose George, a ‘Photographer’s Dream Editor,’ Dies at 76

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Clay Risen]  “Her unerring eye for visuals made her a fixture in New York’s magazine world, where she promoted scores of famous and unsung photographers.” “Witty and urbane with a love for whiskey and a wisp of a Southern accent, Ms. George, known to her friends as Pi, cultivated relationships with scores of photographers and collectors, gallerists and magazine editors, helping to knit together a community just as the…

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Adál Maldonado, Provocative ‘Nuyorican’ Photographer, Dies at 72

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Katharine Q. Seelye]  “Adál, who moved from Puerto Rico to New York as a teenager, created art that was often bitingly satirical and politically subversive. Adál Maldonado, an influential Puerto Rican photographer and artistic provocateur who explored the psychological and cultural fallout of the Puerto Rican diaspora in New York, died on Dec. 9 in San Juan. He was 72.” “For more than 45 years Mr. Maldonado — who…

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Screenshot of video and obit of Peter Howe posted on C-SPAN

VIDEO: Shooting Under Fire: The World of the War Photographer

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Cross-posted from C-SPAN. The late photographer and esteemed photo editor “Peter Howe discussed his book Shooting Under Fire: The World of the War Photographer, published by Artisan. The book features the work of ten war photographers, including Philip Jones Griffiths, Catherine Leroy, Ron Haviv and Patrick Chauvel. Mr. Howe talks about the history and importance of war photography and presents a number of photographs included in the book on wars ranging from the Vietnam War…

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