Category Archives: In Memoriam

Arnold Crane, 1932-2014

                                          We are sad to report that photographer Arnold Crane passed away after cardiac surgery on November 22, 2014. From the ‘50s through the ‘90s, Arnold Crane enjoyed unparalleled access to the most famous photographers of our time. He used his camera to capture the giants of 20th century photography—Man Ray, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Bill Brandt, Brassai, Edward Steichen

Milt Pearson, 1934-2014

Milton Lee Pearson, photographer and imaging scientist at R.I. T. died May 5th, 2014. A Ridgeway High School Graduate, he entered the United States Navy in 1954 and served as a naval photographer aboard the Aircraft carrier, USS Philippine Sea. After an honorable discharge, he attended Rochester Institute of Technology graduating in 1964 with a BS degree in Imaging Science. He worked briefly for Corning Glass researching photosensitive glass products. In 1965 he joined the RIT Graphics Arts Research Center

In Memoriam, William Lee Jolly, 1927-2014

The photography world has lost another important figure: William Lee Jolly, emeritus professor of chemistry at UC Berkeley, whose work helped facilitate the renaissance of inorganic chemistry in the United States during the middle of the 20th century, passed away January 10, 2014, in Richmond, CA. He was 86. Jolly worked exclusively on photographic chemistry after he retired in 1991, working with the “Sabatier effect” and invented spectacular printing techniques such as chromoskedasic solarization and silver mirror printing. He will

David Vestal 1924-2013

Renowned photographer and writer David Vestal passed away early in December 2013 at his home in Bethlehem, Connecticut. Here is his obituary, courtesy of the Robert Mann Gallery in NYC. David will be missed by all, he was a national treasure to all photographers. Born in Menlo Park, California in 1924, Vestal studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago before becoming involved in photography in the late 1940s through the Photo League in New York. Rather than working in