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Marty Forscher, 1922-2009


Marty Forscher, who was 87 at the time of his death in October 2009, was a renowned camera repairman and the owner of Professional Camera Repair Service in midtown Manhattan.

His industry celebrity was marked by his distinguished clientele — photographers such as Richard Avedon, Joel Meyerowitz, Annie Leibovitz and Mary Ellen Mark.

In addition to repairing cameras, Forscher was known for his inventions, such as the “Pro-Back,” a Polaroid attachment that gave photographers an instant proof to check before the film was developed, and an early compact motor drive for still cameras.