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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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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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