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Glazer's Camera

Ed Glazer, 1909-2004


Ed Glazer, founder of Glazer’s Camera in Seattle, died June 8 at the age of 95. Glazer launched his business in 1935, from a location on First Avenue, not far from Pioneer Square. With the goal of becoming Seattle’s finest photography resource, Glazer moved the store to Third Avenue in the 1960s, followed by another move to its current location at Eighth and Republican in the early 90's.

Many internationally known photographers, such as Bob Peterson and Chuck Kuhn, credit Glazer with helping them through the early days of their careers, and recall many instances of Glazer’s extending credit to struggling photographers. Among its famous clientele, Glazer’s counts Art Wolfe, Mary Ellen Mark, Jock Sturges, Graham Nash, Randy Johnson, Conan O’Brien, David Crosby and Oscar Peterson.

The business will remain in the family, as Glazer’s son-in-law, Bob Lackman, has assumed ownership. Rebecca Kaplan, Lackman’s daughter, recently became the company’s marketing and advertising manager. Glazer also is survived by his wife, Sylvia, daughter Janet Lackman, and son Ari Lackman.