Obituary

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

Obituary: David Armstrong, Age 60

Posted by on Monday October 27, 2014 | Fashion, Fine Art, Obituary

Photographic artist David Armstrong, who first made his name as a member of the “Boston School” with Jack Pierson, Mark Morrisroe and Nan Goldin, and eventually shot for Vogue, GQ, and other fashion clients, died October 25, in Los Angeles, from liver cancer.  He was 60 years old.  Vogue.com reported that Armstrong’s agent, Jed Root, had... More

Obituary: South African Photographer Thabiso Sekgala, 33

Posted by on Monday October 20, 2014 | Obituary

Thabiso Sekgala, whose images of the restricted homelands established under South Africa’s apartheid regime have been exhibited internationally, died October 15. Market Photo Workshop, the Johannesburg school where Sekgala studied, announced his death on October 17. The cause of death appears to be suicide, but a police investigation into his death is still being conducted,... More

Photographer Killed in Israeli Airstrike in Gaza (Update)

Posted by on Thursday July 31, 2014 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Rami Rayan, a photographer with the Palestine Network for Press and Media, was killed July 30 in an air strike by the Israeli Defense Forces in the Shuja’iya neighborhood of Gaza, Reporters Without Borders reports. Rayan’s network manager told Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that the photographer was covering civilians shopping during what they thought... More

Chicago Photographer Murdered In Apparent Case of Mistaken Identity

Posted by on Monday July 14, 2014 | Obituary

Wil Lewis, a 28-year-old photographer, was shot and killed in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon as he waited for a bus in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, according to reports from the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. Police have arrested a man in the shooting, charging him with first degree murder. Lewis’s father told... More