Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dennis Stock 1928-2010

Dennis Stock died Monday in Florida, he was 81. An outstanding photographer who became a associate member of Magnum, a photographic cooperative he joined in 1951. Stocked entered a Life magazine contest for young photographers and won first prizes for a series of refugees arriving in New York's harbor.

Stocks most lasting and notable pictures are of James Dean that were published for Life. Iconic portraits of Hollywood stars, blues and jazz musicians from 1957 - 1960.  Producing 15 books of photographic work and creating that captured moments of what Stock called, " an attitude of childlike discovery into adult existence."

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