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, Dominis covered five Olympic Games, capturing the iconic photo of medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos making the Black Power salute on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, as well as President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 speech in Berlin, the Woodstock Festival in 1968 and President Richard Nixon’s trip to China in 1972. Dominis said, “The great thing about working with LIFE was that I was given all the support and money and time, whatever was required, to do almost any kind of work I wanted to do, anywhere in the world. It was like having a grant, a Guggenheim grant, but permanently.”
For our full obituary, including information on Dominis’s photo editing work and where his images are on view now, see PDNOnline.com.
*Photo: “Mickey Mantle Having a Bad Day at Yankee Stadium, New York,” 1956. © John Dominis/Time Inc/Courtesy of the Monroe Gallery
Photographer Daniele Tamagni, best known for documenting the fashionable dandies of the Congo, died December 23 in Milan, according to Corriere della Sera. He was 43, and had been ill for four years, the paper reports. His award-winning work had appeared in The Guardian Weekend, The Sunday Times of London, Rolling Stone, Corriere della Sere,... More ›
Photojournalist Wallace “Wally” McNamee, whose career at The Washington Post and Newsweek magazine spanned more than 40 years, died November 17 in Virginia, the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) has reported. McNamee was 85. The cause of his death was not given. In addition to covering major news events including the Civil Rights movement... More ›
Armando Trovati, a longtime Associated Press photographer who covered the professional skiing beat, died on Sunday. According to reports, Trovati, 73, died of lung cancer at his home in Milan. Trovati started working with the AP as a teenager. Based in Milan, he began as a darkroom assistant and messenger. According to the AP, he worked... More ›