Portrait and fine-art photographer Ann Marsden died on Sunday, July 9, after a two-year battle with cervical cancer, reports Minnesota Public Radio. She was 55. Marsden was born and raised in St. Paul, and remained in the Twin Cities all her life, where she was a well-known member of the arts scene. Her clients included Fortune 500 companies, like Target and Best Buy, publications and various local theaters, where she made headshots of the actors as well as images of stage performances. Marsden also taught photography and exhibited her fine-art work in the area. According to an obituary in the StarTribune, she is survived by her partner, Ann Prim; her mother, Mary Marsden; her sister, Betsy McConnell; and her brothers, Brian and Craig Marsden.
Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans, 45, was killed in Sirte, Libya, on October 2 while on assignment for the Belgian magazine Knack and other publications, Al Jazeera reports. His body was taken to Misrata, where a doctor reported that Oerlemans had been shot in the chest by a sniper for ISIS, which has been fighting for... More ›
Wilbur “Bill” Garrett, who methodically raised the standards for photography at National Geographic and pushed for coverage of timely and sometimes controversial subjects during his tenure as editor in the 1980s, died at his home on August 13, National Geographic has reported. He was 85. Garrett began pushing for a more photojournalistic approach to Geographic... More ›
Bill Jones, who photographed black celebrities in Hollywood as well as Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, died at his home in Los Angeles on June 25. The cause of death was dementia, The New York Times reports. A contributor to Ebony, Jet, The L.A. Watts Times and other publications, Jones was one of... More ›