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Michael A. W. Evans, 1944-2006


Noted photographer Michael A. W. Evans, an early developer of software systems for cataloging photography collections, died of cancer on Dec. 1, 2005, at his home in Atlanta. He was 61.

The son of Canadian diplomats, Evans was born in St. Louis and spent much of his childhood abroad. His 20-year photojournalism and picture-editing career began at the Port Hope Evening Guide newspaper in Ontario, Canada, in 1959, when he was 15.

He also worked for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Time magazine.

Evans also created Zuma Press' original database and was the company's first chief technology officer.