Marie Cosindas, who earned fame and recognition in the 1960’s for her still lifes and color portraits, has died. She was 93, Art News reports.
Born in Boston in 1923, Cosindas studied at the Modern School of Fashion Design in the 1950s and took drawing and painting classes at the Bostom Museum School. She later became interested in photography and studied with Ansel Adams.
In 1962, Cosindas began working with Polaroid’s new Polacolor film, becoming one of the first artists to use it. She had her first solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1966. According to ArtNews, she was only the fifth female photographer to have a solo exhibition at MoMA.
During her career, Cosindas received a Guggenheim grant, a Rockefeller grant and honorary degrees from several arts colleges among other accolades.
Gary Friedman, a longtime Los Angeles Times photojournalist, died Wednesday after a fight with cancer, The Times reports. He was 62. During his career, Friedman photographed presidential elections, Olympic games and the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. He won a World Press Photo award in 1981 for his coverage of Yvonne and... More ›
George Pitts, photo director of Vibe from 1993 to 2004, died March 4 after a long illness, according to the Society of Magazine Photographers. A former painter who took up writing and photography, Pitts had exhibited his fine-art photography in New York, Los Angeles and Montreal. During his tenure at Vibe, he worked with photographers... More ›
Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans, 45, was killed in Sirte, Libya, on October 2 while on assignment for the Belgian magazine Knack and other publications, Al Jazeera reports. His body was taken to Misrata, where a doctor reported that Oerlemans had been shot in the chest by a sniper for ISIS, which has been fighting for... More ›