Obituary

Obit: Environmental Photographer Gary Braasch Dies While Snorkeling on Great Barrier Reef

Posted by on Monday March 7, 2016 | Obituary

Gary Braasch, who had documented climate change, conservation and other environmental issues since 1974, died today while snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. He was 70. Braasch’s death was reported by Reuters, which says the photographer was documenting the effect of climate change on the reef off the northeastern coast of Australia. The cause of... More

In Memoriam: John Chervinsky, Physics Engineer and Photographer, 54

Posted by on Tuesday December 29, 2015 | Obituary

John Chervinsky, an engineer whose photographs exploring the nature of time were exhibited around the U.S., died December 21 at the age of 54. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, according to the Griffin Museum of Photography, which administers a scholarship in his name. Chervinsky balanced his loves of art and science while pursuing... More

In Memoriam: Photographer Burgess Blevins, 73

Posted by on Wednesday November 4, 2015 | Obituary

Photographer Burgess S. Blevins, whose career as a commercial photographer spanned nearly four decades, died suddenly on September 27th while hunting on the Maryland farm where he was raised. He was 73 years old. Blevins began his career in the late 1960s, and continued shooting assignments until a decade ago. His clients over the years... More

Photographer Cotton Coulson Dies in Diving Accident on National Geographic Expedition

Posted by on Thursday May 28, 2015 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Photographer Cotton Coulson, a former National Geographic contributor and Baltimore Sun DOP, died yesterday as a result of a diving accident last Sunday, according to NPPA‘s News Photographer magazine. He was 60 years old. Coulson was participating as an instructor in a 17-day National Geographic adventure photography workshop in Norway when the accident occurred. According... More

Obituary: Paul C. Buff, 78

Posted by on Tuesday March 24, 2015 | Lighting, Obituary

Paul Conrad Buff, founder of the lighting company that bears his name, passed away this week of unspecified causes. He was 78. While he best known in the photo industry for his low-cost lighting solutions, Buff also made his mark in the music industry. According to the Paul C. Buff website, Buff was the owner... More

Obituary: LIFE Photographer Ralph Morse, 97

Posted by on Tuesday December 9, 2014 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Photographer Ralph Morse, who covered war, sports, science, celebrities, theater, and other assignments during his long career as a staff photographer for LIFE and TIME magazines, died December 7 at his home in Florida. He was 97. Morse’s death was reported yesterday by TIME magazine, which said on its website that “no photographer in the... More

Obituary: Street Photographer Arthur Leipzig, 86

Posted by on Monday December 8, 2014 | Fine Art, Obituary

Arthur Leipzig, a documentary photographer who captured daily life in New York City, died on Friday, December 5, 2014, at his home in Sea Cliff, N.Y., The New York Times reports.  He was 96. A high-school dropout, Leipzig studied under Sid Grossman at the Photo League, enrolling in 1941 after he injured his hand in... More

Obituary: Lewis Baltz, Age 69

Posted by on Wednesday November 26, 2014 | Fine Art, Obituary, Uncategorized

Lewis Baltz, a star of the New Topographics movement of the late 1960s and 70s, has died. According to his longtime gallerist Theresa Luisotti, the photographer passed away at his home in Paris, France, on Saturday, November 22, 2014 of complications related to cancer and emphysema. He was 69 years old. Along with Robert Adams, Frank... More

Cowboy Lifestyle Photographer David Stoecklein Dies, 65

Posted by on Thursday November 13, 2014 | Obituary

Photographer David Stoecklein, who built a small publishing empire on his photographs of cowboys, horses, and western lifestyle and landscapes, died November 10 at the age of 65, according to a report in the Idaho Mountain Express. The newspaper gave no details about the cause of death. Based in Ketchum, Idaho, Stoecklein began his career... More