Harold A. “Buck” Joseph had a front-row seat to the most tumultuous events in recent Bay Area history. Through the lens of his camera, the ex-Marine and avid ballroom dancer watched the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s unfold, the Black Panthers, the Free Speech Movement, the San Francisco State University sit-ins and two presidential assassination attempts.
Bill Crouch, who won a Pulitzer Prize for photography while working for The Oakland (Calif.) Tribune, is dead at the age of 82. Crouch, who retired in 1984, died Saturday of cancer at his home in this Sierra Nevada foothills community about 110 miles east of San Francisco, his family said. Crouch joined the newspaper… Read more
Former San Jose Mercury News photographer Len Vaughn-Lahman lost his battle with cancer on Friday, July 10 after fighting for more than a year. Vaughn-Lahman, 55, died at his home in Aptos. He joined the Mercury News in 1981, after stints at the Arizona Daily Star, where he was the chief photographer preceded by staff… Read more
His pictures have been published in a variety of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, The Sporting News, Sport, Inside Sports and Street & Smith baseball and football annuals. His clients include Bloomberg Business Reports, the XFL and the San Jose Sabercats of the Arena Football League as well as corporate clients Vantage Point… Read more
Former Oakland Tribune staff photographer Angela Pancrazio died last Thursday from complications related to an aggressive form of brain cancer. She was 51 years old. Pancrazio won the Pulitzer Prize as a member of the photo staff of the Oakland Tribune for her work covering the Bay Area earthquake on Oct. 17, 1989. She joined… Read more
Joe Swan, former San Jose State University photojournalism professor, died Sunday, March 9 of kidney failure. He was 78 years old. Swan was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in his early 40s. Within the last year he had both legs amputated and had been on dialysis because of complications from diabetes. According to Swan’s daughter… Read more
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.
Retired KRON chief photographer Laurence “Larry” Craig died in late July after a long illness. He was 73. Craig mentored retired KRON photographer Joe Aquilina. Aquilina said, “I had to give up my film camera and start shooting with the beast RCA-TK76 (early video tape camera). Larry had to carry the record deck, attached to… Read more
Former San Francisco Examiner photographer Paul Glines, 71, died suddenly Thursday morning of a heart attack while driving near his home in Matawan, New Jersey. In the turbulent 1960s, Glines headed west to California, where he was hired as a staff photographer for the San Francisco Examiner. Glines landed his first job as a photographer… Read more
The beloved Chronicle photographer who rose from copy boy to become deputy chief photographer and who was known for his professionalism and his good humor, has died. Frisch died Jan. 10, 2008 in a Walnut Creek board and care facility after a long illness. He was 89. He was a gentleman who, even when covering… Read more