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 his way up the ladder and eventually photographed news events and sports, including the skiing World Cup finals at the Olympics. In 2006, he became the Chief of Photography for all sports at the Turin Winter Olympics. He edited several books of ski photos, including one devoted to the career of Alberto Tomba, the Italian ski champion and World Cup winner.
After three decades with AP, he started the private photo agency Pentaphoto, which is now run by his sons Alessandro and Marco. He is also survived by his wife, Roberta, and two grandsons.
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