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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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The Beatles’ Photographer Fiona Adams Has Died Aged 84

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Cross-posted from NME [by Nick Reilly] Fiona Adams, the photographer behind some of the most recognisable snaps of The Beatles, has died at the age of 84. Adams, who became of the band’s most frequently used photographers, is best known for the memorable shot of the Fab Four jumping off a Brick Wall on London’s Euston Road. It famously adorned the cover of 1963’s ‘Twist And Shout’ – the group’s first UK EP. Read more

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Margaret Morton, Photographer at Home With the Homeless, Dies at 71

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Penelope Green] “For nearly two decades, she chronicled communities on the edge of society in elegant photographs that drew comparisons to the work of Jacob Riis.” “A slight woman who her gallerist, Jay Deutsch, said in her youth resembled the singer Emmylou Harris, Ms. Morton scrambled through open manholes, shinnied under fences and made her way to the edges of the city — and society — to her…

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Bert Bial, Philharmonic Musician With an Insider’s Lens, Dies at 93

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Neil Genzlinger] “When he wasn’t playing contrabassoon in the New York Philharmonic, Bert Bial was snapping pictures as the orchestra’s de facto official photographer, making him a witness to numerous remarkable moments in a career that stretched over four decades.” “‘I’ve been around the orchestra so long that I understand empathetically what’s going on between the conductor and the soloists and the orchestra,’ he told The New York…

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Longtime ASMP Member Phiz Mezey Passes Away at Age 94

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Phiz Mezey’s social justice principles, strong will, independent spirit and curiosity about how people live informed her work as a photographer, writer and teacher. The longtime San Francisco resident passed away peacefully at home, May 10, 2020. She was born in Harlem, New York, and grew up in the Bronx. Her interests in writing and photography were already developing in her early teens. By age 16, she was writing for Irish Echo, a Bronx weekly…

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John Loengard (1934-2020)

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography. [By David Friend] “John Loengard, the esteemed Life magazine photographer and director of photography passed away due to medical complications on May 24. This homage is adapted from the preface to Loengard’s 2011 book, Age of Silver: Encounters With Great Photographers (PowerHouse).” “‘He treated photographers as if they were like him—intelligent—not button-pushers,” says photographer Harry Benson. “He took the photographer’s line, often against the [publishing] company, which was a…

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Remembering Photographer Elsa Dorfman

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Cross-posted from WGBH [by Emily Rooney] Photographer Elsa Dorfman, best known for her large-scale Polaroid images, died Saturday in Cambridge at age 83. Dorfman’s unique art form – giant 20-by-24 inch Polaroids — featured regular people wearing everyday clothing always in front of a plain white matte background. Dorfman said when she was young, her mother wondered why she couldn’t get a secretarial job and live at home, like all the other nice Jewish girls….

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Passings: John Loengard, Life Magazine Legend and Legend Maker

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] He was “one of the last myths of the golden age of photography. So notes L’Oeil de la Photographie in a tribute to Life magazine photographer and director of photography John Loengard, who passed away on May 24 at age 86. Loengard edited a number of books tracing the history of Life magazine and its greatest photographers. Loengard joined the staff of Life in 1961, at its apex of…

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