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Remembering John Shearer, Photographer of Iconic American Moments

By June 28, 2019 Current News

Screenshot of John Shearer obituary posted on TIME.comCross-posted from TIME
[by Abigail Abrams]

John Shearer captured on camera iconic American moments ranging from John-John’s salute of John F. Kennedy’s casket to Muhammad Ali’s 1971 fight with Joe Frazier. But his favorite project, according to his wife Marianne, was a story about the South Bronx gang known as the Reapers, which ran in LIFE magazine in 1972. Shearer lived with the gang’s leader for weeks, sleeping on his couch and taking pictures at all hours.

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See also: John Shearer, Who Photographed Tumultuous 1960s, Dies at 72 from The New York Times.

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