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Pioneering Underwater Photographer and ASMP Legend Jerry Greenberg Dies Peacefully at 92

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Cross-posted from The Miami Herald Jerry Greenberg, pioneering underwater photographer, publisher, and staunch reef advocate, made his final descent on September 1, 2020 at the age of 92. A Florida resident since he was 16, he graduated from Beach High and UM. After serving in the Army, he pursued his passion for diving and innovating underwater camera housings. He met his perfect match in the Keys, marrying Idaz Zasloff in 1955. His successful freelance underwater…

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Joseph Bartscherer, Rigorously Conceptual Photographer, Dies at 65

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Steven Kurutz] “Joseph Bartscherer, a fine-art photographer who created rigorously conceptual work about the constructed world, the natural world and the intersection of the two, was found dead on Aug. 13 at his home in Brooklyn Heights. He was 65.” “Mr. Bartscherer’s four-decade career as an artist was defined by long-term observation and doggedness of focus. His works included “Canal,” for which he traveled along a 19th-century canal…

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Jürgen Schadeberg, Whose Photos Chronicled Apartheid, Dies at 89

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Alan Cowell] “‘When I arrived in South Africa in 1950, I found two societies which were developing in parallel without any communication between them,’ Mr. Schadeberg said in remarks accompanying “Jürgen Schadeberg — Photographies,” a collection of images published in France in 2006. ‘There was an invisible wall between these two worlds.’ ‘The Black world was becoming more and more dynamic on the cultural and political front,” he…

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What We Learned This Week: Remembering Dan Budnik, Photographer of Civil Rights Movement and More

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Editor’s Note: Dan Budnik was and ASMP Member and was awarded the American Society of Media Photographers Honor Award in 1999. Dan Budnik captured history, we noted this week. Budnik, who documented artists at work during the 1950s, key events of the civil rights movement, Native Americans in the Southwest and more, died on August 14 at an assisted living residence in Tucson, Arizona. He was 87….

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Dan Budnik, Who Photographed History, Is Dead at 87

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Neil Genzlinger]  “Mr. Budnik shot assignments for Life, Look and numerous other leading magazines, and his work was collected in several books, including “Marching to the Freedom Dream” (2014), which featured his pictures from three significant civil rights moments: the 1958 Youth March for Integrated Schools, the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965.” “At the March…

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Photographer and ASMP Member Dan Budnik Dies in Arizona at Age 87

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Acclaimed photographer Dan Budnik, noted for his portraits of artists in New York in the 1960s along with the civil rights movement and Native American culture, has died. He was 87. Budnik died last Friday of natural causes at an assisted living facility in Tucson, his nephew Kim Newton said Monday. In 1958, Budnik documented the Youth March for Integrated Schools to the White House and Lincoln Memorial and the March on…

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Famed Civil Rights Photographer, Past ASMP President Matt Herron Dies in Glider Accident

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Famed Civil Rights photographer, activist, and past ASMP President Matt Herron, who captured poignant moments of the civil rights era in the South including the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, died in a glider crash in Lake County, California on Friday, August 7, 2020. Matt was an ASMP Life Member, having joined ASMP in 1964. “During the 80’s,  Herron became active with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). He served…

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He Captured the Magic of Miami Through His Camera Lens. Ray Fisher Has Died at 96

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Cross-posted from The Miami Herald [by Caroline Ghisolfi] Ray Fisher was never one to blend in with the crowds. With his memorable red bow tie, old-fashioned hat and 35-millimeter camera, Fisher was always at the center of Miami’s most glamorous star-filled events, snapping iconic pictures that landed the posters teenagers cherished. His pictures also filled the country’s top magazines and made every major television network. He was there in the 1950s when Frank Sinatra played…

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Video – In Memoriam: Cusie Pfeifer

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography. “Cusie Pfeifer devoted her whole life to the recognition of photography as an art form. In 1976, she opened the very first gallery entirely devoted to photography in New York, located on Madison Avenue. She defended artists like Sally Mann and Peter Hujar. She was the first president of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).” “Catherine Edelamnn pays tribute to her: ‘Last night I received an email…

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Paul Fusco: 1930 – 2020

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Cross-posted from Magnum Photos Paul Fusco worked as a photographer with the United States Army Signal Corps in Korea from 1951 to 1953, before studying photojournalism at Ohio University, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1957. He moved to New York City and started his career as a staff photographer with Look, where he remained until 1971. In this role he produced important reportages on social issues in the US, including the plight…

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