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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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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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Leonard Kamsler, a Dissecting Golf [Country Music, Circus, and Editorial] Photographer, Dies at 85

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Glenn Collins]  “Leonard Kamsler, a photojournalist whose award-winning pictures of professional golf for nearly 50 years pushed the envelope of sports strobe photography as he amassed a trove of more than 200,000 images on the PGA Tour, died on Nov. 18 in Bethel, N.Y. He was 85.” “Starting in the 1970s, Mr. Kamsler widened his field to profile performers in Nashville, including Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings,…

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Remembering Getty Images’ Mark Wilson

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post Insight.  [By Kenneth Dickerman and Win McNamee]  “My memories of him are that he was very focused on his job, always positioning himself to make sure he got the best photo from whatever event we were recording. It sounds simple, but it is far from that. After all, photographers covering Washington are acting as the eyes of history. That adds a hefty dose of pressure to what already requires great…

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Ernie Brooks Has Died

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Cross-posted from the Santa Barbara Independent [by Jean Yamamura] Ernie Brooks II, the famed under-ocean photographer, died today at the age of 85. Photography was in his blood as the son of the man who created the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara and the grandson of a Portuguese woman who was a professional portrait photographer. Brooks not only graduated from his father’s institute and studied with Hans Haas, a pioneer of underwater documentaries,…

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Bruno Barbey: 1941 – 2020

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Cross-posted from Magnum Photos Bruno Barbey began his relationship with Magnum Photos in 1964. He served as Magnum vice president for Europe in 1978/1979 and as President of Magnum International from 1992 to 1995. Barbey worked in all five continents and covered conflicts in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait. His work has appeared in the world’s major publication, and over 30 books of his work have been published to…

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Baron Wolman (1937-2020)

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Author’s Note: I first met Baron Wolman on September 4, 2018 after being introduced by ASMP National Board Member Gabriella Marks. That introduction was one of the most important I have had over my lifetime. In the last 2+ years, I had the privilege to work with Baron, but more importantly, had the opportunity to get to know an incredible man who was full of life and love right to the very end of his…

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Chris Killip, hard-hitting photographer of Britain’s working class, dies aged 74

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Cross-posted from The Guardian.  [By Shaun O’Hagan] “The British documentary photographer Chris Killip has died aged 74. He had been suffering from lung cancer. Killip was best known for his seminal series, In Flagrante, which he made in the industrial north-east of England between 1973 and 1985. He later said of the photobook of the same name, published in 1988: ‘History is what’s written, my pictures are what happened.’ Of the influential generation of British…

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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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