Obituary

Obituary: David Armstrong, Age 60

Posted by on Monday October 27, 2014 | Fashion, Fine Art, Obituary

Photographic artist David Armstrong, who first made his name as a member of the “Boston School” with Jack Pierson, Mark Morrisroe and Nan Goldin, and eventually shot for Vogue, GQ, and other fashion clients, died October 25, in Los Angeles, from liver cancer.  He was 60 years old.  Vogue.com reported that Armstrong’s agent, Jed Root, had... More

Obituary: South African Photographer Thabiso Sekgala, 33

Posted by on Monday October 20, 2014 | Obituary

Thabiso Sekgala, whose images of the restricted homelands established under South Africa’s apartheid regime have been exhibited internationally, died October 15. Market Photo Workshop, the Johannesburg school where Sekgala studied, announced his death on October 17. The cause of death appears to be suicide, but a police investigation into his death is still being conducted,... More

Photographer Killed in Israeli Airstrike in Gaza (Update)

Posted by on Thursday July 31, 2014 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Rami Rayan, a photographer with the Palestine Network for Press and Media, was killed July 30 in an air strike by the Israeli Defense Forces in the Shuja’iya neighborhood of Gaza, Reporters Without Borders reports. Rayan’s network manager told Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that the photographer was covering civilians shopping during what they thought... More

Chicago Photographer Murdered In Apparent Case of Mistaken Identity

Posted by on Monday July 14, 2014 | Obituary

Wil Lewis, a 28-year-old photographer, was shot and killed in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon as he waited for a bus in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, according to reports from the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. Police have arrested a man in the shooting, charging him with first degree murder. Lewis’s father told... More

Obituary: Roger Mayne, Documentarian of London’s Post-War Working Class

Posted by on Monday June 9, 2014 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Roger Mayne, whose images of working class neighborhoods in London in the late 1950s established his reputation as an important post-war British photographer, died June 7th at the age of 85, according to a statement from Gitterman Gallery. The cause of death was a heart attack, the gallery says. Mayne began photographing working class youth... More

Obituary: John Dominis, Prolific LIFE Photographer, 92

Posted by on Monday December 30, 2013 | Obituary

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,... More

Freelance Photographer Killed in Syria

Posted by on Monday December 23, 2013 | Obituary, Photojournalism, Uncategorized

A Syrian freelance photographer was killed in Aleppo December 20 while covering a battle between rebels and government forces for control of a hospital, according to a report from Reuters. Molhem Barakat had contributed “dozens of photographs” of the conflict to Reuters since last May, according to the report, which provided few other details about... More

The Pleasure—and Challenges—of Photographing Nelson Mandela

Posted by on Thursday December 5, 2013 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Nelson Mandela, the legendary African National Congress leader and former South African president, was a symbol of hope, justice and human rights to people around the world. South African photographers who saw him up close over the years—both before his international fame and afterwards—recall a man who was every bit as charismatic, gracious, and good... More

Color Photography Legend Saul Leiter Dies

Posted by on Thursday November 28, 2013 | Fine Art, Obituary

Artist Saul Leiter, who spent decades working in relative obscurity before his talents as a pioneering color photographer came to light, died Tuesday in New York City. He was 89 years old. An unassuming man who shunned attention, Leiter photographed on the streets of New York, mostly within a  few blocks of his East Village... More