Obituary

Diving Equipment Maker Cleared in Death of Underwater Photog Wes Skiles

Posted by on Monday May 23, 2016 | Obituary, Photos In The News

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. Skiles’s widow, Terri Skiles, filed suit in 2012 alleging that her husband had died because of faulty breathing apparatus manufactured by Lamartek. She... More

Obituary: Advertising Photographer John Welzenbach, 64

Posted by on Friday May 6, 2016 | Obituary

John Welzenbach, a commercial photographer and a founder of the Chicago chapter of Advertising Photographers of America, died April 28 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He was 64 Born in Port Huron, Michigan, Welzenbach attended the University of Michigan. He launched his studio, Welzenbach Productions in Chicago in 1974. His advertising clients included Hilton, Visa, Nestle,... More

Civil Rights Photographer Bob Adelman: Interview by Photographer Matt Herron

Posted by on Monday March 21, 2016 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Civil Rights photographer Bob Adelman, who died over the weekend at the age of 85, was profiled recently in an essay titled “Shooting Civil Rights” by photographer Matt Herron. A friend and colleague of Adelman’s, and a fellow Civil Rights activist, Herron wrote the essay for a traveling exhibit called “This Light of Ours: Activist... More

Obit: Environmental Photographer Gary Braasch Dies While Snorkeling on Great Barrier Reef

Posted by on Monday March 7, 2016 | Obituary

Gary Braasch, who had documented climate change, conservation and other environmental issues since 1974, died today while snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. He was 70. Braasch’s death was reported by Reuters, which says the photographer was documenting the effect of climate change on the reef off the northeastern coast of Australia. The cause of... More

In Memoriam: John Chervinsky, Physics Engineer and Photographer, 54

Posted by on Tuesday December 29, 2015 | Obituary

John Chervinsky, an engineer whose photographs exploring the nature of time were exhibited around the U.S., died December 21 at the age of 54. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, according to the Griffin Museum of Photography, which administers a scholarship in his name. Chervinsky balanced his loves of art and science while pursuing... More

In Memoriam: Photographer Burgess Blevins, 73

Posted by on Wednesday November 4, 2015 | Obituary

Photographer Burgess S. Blevins, whose career as a commercial photographer spanned nearly four decades, died suddenly on September 27th while hunting on the Maryland farm where he was raised. He was 73 years old. Blevins began his career in the late 1960s, and continued shooting assignments until a decade ago. His clients over the years... More

Photographer Cotton Coulson Dies in Diving Accident on National Geographic Expedition

Posted by on Thursday May 28, 2015 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Photographer Cotton Coulson, a former National Geographic contributor and Baltimore Sun DOP, died yesterday as a result of a diving accident last Sunday, according to NPPA‘s News Photographer magazine. He was 60 years old. Coulson was participating as an instructor in a 17-day National Geographic adventure photography workshop in Norway when the accident occurred. According... More

Obituary: Paul C. Buff, 78

Posted by on Tuesday March 24, 2015 | Lighting, Obituary

Paul Conrad Buff, founder of the lighting company that bears his name, passed away this week of unspecified causes. He was 78. While he best known in the photo industry for his low-cost lighting solutions, Buff also made his mark in the music industry. According to the Paul C. Buff website, Buff was the owner... More

Obituary: LIFE Photographer Ralph Morse, 97

Posted by on Tuesday December 9, 2014 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Photographer Ralph Morse, who covered war, sports, science, celebrities, theater, and other assignments during his long career as a staff photographer for LIFE and TIME magazines, died December 7 at his home in Florida. He was 97. Morse’s death was reported yesterday by TIME magazine, which said on its website that “no photographer in the... More