Jack Fields

Retired freelance magazine photographer Jack Fields, a mentor and friend to many Bay Area photojournalists and writers, died of heart failure on December 13 at his Placerville home. He was 87. No services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy. Condolences may be sent to Dorothy Fields, 6021 Golden Center Dr., Placerville, CA 95667-6222. Dorothy Fields' phone number is (530) 622-1772.
Retired freelance magazine photographer Jack Fields, a mentor and friend to many Bay Area photojournalists and writers, died of heart failure on December 13 at his Placerville home. He was 87. No services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy. Condolences may be sent to Dorothy Fields, 6021 Golden Center Dr., Placerville, CA 95667-6222. Dorothy Fields’ phone number is (530) 622-1772.

Fields served for three years as “Visiting Professor” at SJSU in the late 1970’s. While at SJSU he pioneered what he called a “no-nonsense” approach to photography, a subject that was often taught as “pure art” at many universities.

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