Former President Marvin E. Newman Has Passed

by | Sep 18, 2023 | News

ASMP Editor: Marvin E. Newman joined ASMP in 1955 and was National President from 1982-83.

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At sixteen, in 1946, Newman entered Brooklyn College, where he studied photography with Walter Rosenblum. He briefly joined the Photo League in 1948 and took classes there with John Ebstel, but soon left for Chicago, where he studied photography with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design (1949–52). Newman’s photographs won national contests sponsored by American Photography (1950) and Time, Inc. (1951). After completed his graduate studies he returned to New York in the mid-1950s, and established a career as a photojournalist. His work was featured in LifeLookNewsweekSmithsonian, and Sports Illustrated, among other magazine, especially those published by Time-Life. He was represented in a group show at the Museum of Modern Art, entitled “Always the Young Strangers,” in 1953 and Roy DeCarava’s Photographer’s Gallery gave him a solo exhibition in 1956. His photographs have since been shown at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He served on the board of governors for many years and as the national president (1982-83) of the American Society of Magazine Photographers. Newman also has written numerous books on photography. He received the Gold Medal for Editorial Photography from the New York Art Directors Club and the Lucie Award for his sports photography in 2009.