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Bert Stern: 1929-2013

27 June 2013
Published in : Passages

Celebrity and fashion photographer, Bert Stern, best known for being the last photographer to shoot actress Marilyn Monroe in 1962, died at home in New York City on June 25. He was 83.

Stern began his career in 1946 at Look magazine as an assistant to art director Hershel Bramson, where he worked with Stanley Kubrick, who was then a Look photographer. From 1949 to 1951, Stern served as...

Robert "Bob" Gilka: 1916-2013

26 June 2013
Published in : Passages

Robert "Bob" Gilka, who served as director of photography for National Geographic magazine for more than two decades, died of complications from pneumonia at the Sunrise Senior Living assisted living center on June 25. He was 96.

While running the magazine's photography department from 1963 to 1985, Gilka recruited and mentored some of the most prominent nature and wildlife shooters in the business, including...

Stan Stearns: 1935-2012

13 June 2012
Published in : Passages

Stan Stearns, the man best known for his iconic picture of John Kennedy Jr. saluting his father's coffin in 1963, passed away from cancer at the age of 76. Born in 1935, Stearns first began working as a photographer at the Capitol newspaper when he was 16. He later worked as an Air Force photographer and for United Press International before setting up his own photography studio in Annapolis, taking wedding pictures, portraits and...

Eleanor Callahan: 1935-2012

10 May 2012
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Eleanor Callahan, the wife and muse for photographer Harry Callahan, died after a bout with cancer at the age of 95. Known for her jet-black hair and curvaceous frame, Eleanor was photographed hundreds of times by her husband between the years of 1941 and his death in 1999. Harry's most notable shot of Eleanor shows her...

Rémi Ochlik, 1983-2012

12 March 2012
Published in : Passages

Two weeks after he won first prize in the 2012 World Press Photo contest, French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik was killed by rocket fire during a Feb. 22 military assault on the town of Homs, Syria. He was 28.

Ochlik's passion for photography began when his grandfather gave him an Olympus OM-1 film camera. After graduating from high school, he went to Paris to study photography at...

Eve Arnold: 1912-2011

10 February 2012
Published in : Passages

Often called the grande dame of postwar photojournalism, Eve Arnold passed away in January at the age of 99.

Arnold first fell in love with photography after her boyfriend gave her a $40 Rolleicord and insisted she learn how to use it.

Her best-known work includes...

Chris Hondros: 1970-2011

26 May 2011
Published in : Passages

Getty Images photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee Chris Hondros was killed by a rocket while covering the forefront of Libyan rebel combat this past April. He was 41 years old.

Throughout his career, Hondros was often entrenched in the center of international conflicts, working at sites in...

Brian Lanker: 1947-2011

12 May 2011
Published in : Passages

Brian Lanker, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his black-and-white photo essay on childbirth in 1973, passed away on March 13 at the age of 63.

Lanker’s photojournalism career began with small-town newspapers, including The Phoenix Gazette, which he joined at the age of 18, and The Topeka Capital-Journal...

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