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

By March 12, 2021March 15th, 2021Current News, Obituaries, Strictly Business Blog

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 create the photography department at the Parsons School of Design/The New School.”

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

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