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Wayne Miller, a renowned photographer who chronicled World War II before producing his career-defining series on black families living in postwar Chicago, died Wednesday. He was 94. “He paved the ground for the rest of us who tried to depict the streets, the real life,” said Alex Majoli, president of Magnum Photos.
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Martine Franck, a Belgian photographer known for understatement and elegance in her work, died at age 74 after a long battle with cancer on Thursday. Photographer Elliott Erwitt, a good friend and colleague, said what characterized her the most was the modesty and intellect not usually found in photographers.
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Eleanor Callahan, the wife and muse of renowned American photographer Harry Callahan, passed away February 28 at the age of 95. They were “attached at the hip,” and Eleanor’s support of Harry enabled him to create some of the most important photographs of the middle 20th century.
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Photographer Lillian Bassman, known for her intimate, ethereal portraits of models in the 1940s through the mid-’60s, died Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 94. Throughout her career, she developed a unique vision and style while paving the way for a generation of female fashion photographers.
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Photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto passed away last week at age 90. “He was revered and influential in the way he helped mold Japanese culture with a Western influence,” said Colin Westerbeck, a photography curator who knew Ishimoto.
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Eve Arnold, the first female photojournalist to join the esteemed Magnum Photos agency, died last week in London at age 99. She was known for her intimate portraits of stars like Marilyn Monroe as well as her groundbreaking documentary work. Colleague Elliott Erwitt looks back at her legacy.