Obituary

Obituary: Sports and Portrait Photographer Ozzie Sweet, 94

Posted by on Monday February 25, 2013 | Celebrity, Obituary

Ozzie Sweet, whose photographs have appeared on approximately 1,800 magazine covers, died on Wednesday, February 20, according to an obituary in The New York Times. He was 94 years old. Sweet started taking photographs after joining the Air Force at the start of World War II, and his “war-time” images frequently landed on the cover... More

Obituary: Architectural Photographer Philip Beaurline, 59

Posted by on Wednesday January 23, 2013 | Obituary

Philip Beaurline, an architectural photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia, died January 18 from complications from the flu. He was 59, his obituary in the Charlottesville Daily Progress reports. Born in Davenport, Iowa, Beaurline graduated from Grinnell College. He held a variety of jobs –as carpenter, blacksmith and bricklayer, among other occupations–before he took his first... More

Obituary: Photographer Chayo Mata, 50

Posted by on Wednesday December 12, 2012 | Fashion, Obituary

Beauty and fashion photographer Chayo Mata, whose clients included All You, In Style, Lucky, Natori and Neiman Marcus, died November 27 in New York. She was 50. The cause of death was breast cancer, according to her longtime companion and business partner, Mauricio Soto. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Mata first learned photography from her... More

Retired AP Photographer Walt Zeboski Dies

Posted by on Wednesday November 14, 2012 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Retired Associated Press shooter Walt Zeboski, who photographed Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign as well as many other people and events for the wire service, died at the age of 83 on Monday at his home in Sacramento, the AP reports. The cause of death was pneumonia. Zeboski joined the AP staff in 1966. Over... More

Alfred Kumalo, Chronicler of Apartheid and Mandela’s Career, Dies at 82

Posted by on Monday October 22, 2012 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Photographer Alfred Kumalo, who documented the brutalities of the apartheid regime in South Africa and the career of Nelson Mandela, its first freely elected president, died in Johannesburg on October 21. The cause of death was renal failure, AP reports. He was 82. The African National Congress,  South Africa’s ruling party, said in a statement:... More

Pedro Guerrero, Photographer for Frank Lloyd Wright, Dies at 95

Posted by on Friday September 14, 2012 | Fine Art, Obituary

Pedro Guerrero, a fine art and architecture photographer best known for his association with architect Frank Lloyd Wright, died yesterday at home in Florence, Arizona, according to reports in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He was 95. An art school dropout, Guerrero arrived unannounced at Wright’s winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona one... More

Photographer and Photo Educator Susan Carr Dies, 49

Posted by on Tuesday September 4, 2012 | Obituary

Susan Carr, an architectural photographer and leader of photo education programs for the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), died yesterday in Chicago. She was 49. The cause of death was cancer. ASMP announced the news on its Strictly Business web site. In a statement posted on the ASMP web site, the trade organization’s president... More

Magnum Photographer Martine Franck Dies

Posted by on Friday August 17, 2012 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Magnum photographer Martine Franck, who was best known for her portraits of artists and writers, died in Paris yesterday at the age of 74. The cause of death was cancer, according to a family friend. Franck became a full member of Magnum in 1983, and was married to renowned photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who died in... More

Widow of Underwater Photog Wes Skiles Blames His Drowning on Defective Gear

Posted by on Thursday August 2, 2012 | Obituary, Photojournalism

UPDATE: On Friday, May 20, 2016, a Palm Beach County jury has cleared diving equipment manufacturer Lamartek of wrongdoing in the 2010 drowning death of Wes Skiles, a renowned underwater photographer and cameraman, reports the Palm Beach Post. Jurors found that Lamartek, which is also known as Dive Rite, was not responsible for Wes Skiles’s... More