Obituary

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

Obituary: Roger Mayne, Documentarian of London’s Post-War Working Class

Posted by on Monday June 9, 2014 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Roger Mayne, whose images of working class neighborhoods in London in the late 1950s established his reputation as an important post-war British photographer, died June 7th at the age of 85, according to a statement from Gitterman Gallery. The cause of death was a heart attack, the gallery says. Mayne began photographing working class youth... More

Obituary: John Dominis, Prolific LIFE Photographer, 92

Posted by on Monday December 30, 2013 | Obituary

John Dominis, who photographed sports, politics, celebrities and culture as a staff photographer at LIFE from the 1950s to the 1970s, died December 30 at his home in New York City,  Life.time.com reports. He had recently undergone heart surgery, according to a website set up by his companion, Evelyn Floret. In his time at LIFE,... More

Freelance Photographer Killed in Syria

Posted by on Monday December 23, 2013 | Obituary, Photojournalism, Uncategorized

A Syrian freelance photographer was killed in Aleppo December 20 while covering a battle between rebels and government forces for control of a hospital, according to a report from Reuters. Molhem Barakat had contributed “dozens of photographs” of the conflict to Reuters since last May, according to the report, which provided few other details about... More

The Pleasure—and Challenges—of Photographing Nelson Mandela

Posted by on Thursday December 5, 2013 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Nelson Mandela, the legendary African National Congress leader and former South African president, was a symbol of hope, justice and human rights to people around the world. South African photographers who saw him up close over the years—both before his international fame and afterwards—recall a man who was every bit as charismatic, gracious, and good... More

Color Photography Legend Saul Leiter Dies

Posted by on Thursday November 28, 2013 | Fine Art, Obituary

Artist Saul Leiter, who spent decades working in relative obscurity before his talents as a pioneering color photographer came to light, died Tuesday in New York City. He was 89 years old. An unassuming man who shunned attention, Leiter photographed on the streets of New York, mostly within a  few blocks of his East Village... More

Obituary: Deborah Turbeville, Pioneering Fashion Photographer

Posted by on Friday October 25, 2013 | Obituary

Photographer Deborah Turbeville, whose atmospheric images for Mademoiselle, Harper’s Bazaar, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Cacharel and Valentino were distinctive for their mystery and drama, died in a New York hospital October 24, her agents, Marek and Associates, confirmed. The cause of death was lung cancer. Throughout her career, Turbeville created fashion, travel and architectural images... More

Obituary: Photographer Bill Eppridge, LIFE Photographer, Sixties Chronicler, Age 75

Posted by on Thursday October 3, 2013 | Obituary

Bill Eppridge, who photographed Robert Kennedy’s campaign and assassination, The Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, Woodstock and countless other major stories for LIFE Magazine, Sports Illustrated and other publications,  died early this morning of complications from an infection. He was 75. Eppridge’s death was confirmed by Michelle Monroe of Monroe Gallery, which represents Eppridge’s... More

Obituary: Fine-Art Photographer Sarah Charlesworth, 66

Posted by on Thursday June 27, 2013 | Fine Art, Obituary

  Sarah Charlesworth, a fine-art photographer, teacher and member of The Pictures Generation, died on June 26 in Falls Village, Connecticut, of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 66 years old. Charlesworth was born in East Orange, New Jersey, and graduated from Barnard College in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts in art history. She cofounded... More