In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2017

TIME celebrates the life and work of photographers who died in 2017. Their images bear witness to the beauty and cruelty of our world, and will be seen and studied by future generations.

Russ Adams (1930-2017)

Russ Adams (1930-2017)
June 15, 1981 Sports Illustrated Cover.
Tennis: French Open. Sweden Bjorn Borg in action during match at Stade Roland Garros.
Paris, France 6/7/1981
©Russ Adams/Sports Illustrated

 

Richard Benson (1943-2017)

Forillon Park, Gaspé, 2006. ©Richard Benson, courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

Nick Cornish (1966-2017)

MOBARAK MOHAMED 46YLD MOTHER OF HASSAN ALI 14 YLD WHO WAS KILLED BY GADDAFI FORCE , LAYS ON THE FLOOR IN GRIEF SURROUNDED BY FAMILY MEMBERS , BRAIGA , LYBIA

Marie Cosindas (1923-2017)

Lenore, Boston, 1965. Dye Diffusion transfer print. Marie Cosindas Estate, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY
Lenore, Boston, 1965. Dye Diffusion transfer print. Marie Cosindas Estate, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY

Arlene Gottfried (1950-2017)

Communion. Arlene Gottfried courtesy of Daniel Cooney Fine Art

Stanley Greene (1949-2017)

Chechnya, Grozny, woman staring
1995-2003
Downtown Grozny, April 2001.
Since the death of her child Zelina often stares at something far away, elusive. She says she is already dead herself, if only time would hurry up.

Ren Hang (1987-2017)

Untitled. Ren Hang courtesy of Taschen

Don Hunstein (1928-2017)

Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo, 1963. This photo was used as the album cover for ‘Freewheelin’ with Bob Dylan.’ Don Hunstein

Ben Martin (1930-2017)

Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and wife, Coretta Scott King (R, w. bonnet and sunglasses) looking energized as they lead demonstrators on the fourth day of their march from Selma to Montgomery AL.

Lennart Nilsson (1922-2017)

The cover of LIFE Magazine features a photograph of an 18-week-old fetus inside its amniotic sac, April 30, 1965. (Photo by Lennart Nilsson/Time & Life Pictures)

George Pitts (1951-2017)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 19: George Pitts attends the launch of the second issue of Aleim magazine at Crosby Hotel on February 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)

Mel Rosenthal (1940-2017)

Bronx, NY: : Bathgate Avenue ca. 1976 -1983.
©Mel Rosenthal / The Image Works NOTE: The copyright notice must include “The Image Works” DO NOT SHORTEN THE NAME OF THE COMPANY

David Rubinger (1924-2017)

Small group of Israeli soldiers at the wailing wall after it was recaptured during the 1967 war. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Khadija Saye (1992-2017)

Nak Bejjen, 2017. From the series: Dwelling: in this space we breathe. Photograph, wet plate collodion tintype on metal. 250 x 200 mm Image courtesy of the Estate of Khadija Saye

Lord Snowdon (1930-2017)

Venice, Italy, 14th October 1971, Photographer Lord Snowdon, husband of Princess Margaret, pictured at work in Venice (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Boris Spremo (1935-2017)

CANADA – CIRCA 1900: World press photo winner in feature class at Hague; Holland 1966 1st prize; Gold Medal (Photo by Boris Spremo/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Virginia Thoren (1920-2017)

American in Paris, 1957. Image courtesy, June Bateman Fine Art and Virginia Thoren Collection, Pratt Institute Libraries. Virginia Thoren Collection—Pratt Institute Libraries

Pete Turner (1934-2017)

Giraffe, 1964. Pete Turner

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