11 Nov, 2008 | Posted by: photosource

Two shooters, two sensibilities. Art Sinsabaugh and Gordon Parks approached photography from opposite ends of the spectrum. Yet they share the distinction of having contributed significantly, in markedly different ways, to the modern
history of the medium.

Renowned Northwest photographer documented WWII travels. When World War II came, Bob Spring hoped to become a combat photographer.He was already studying photography at what would become Central Washington University, but the U.S. Army had other ideas. Instead, Spring became an X-ray technician with a 750-bed hospital unit. Instead of shooting a gun, he shot dental and skeletal X-rays in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. "They figured X-ray is the nearest thing to photography," said Spring, now 89 and retired in Bellingham. Fortunately, Spring's commander officer let him shoot his Speed Graphic, with 4-by-5-inch negatives, when he wasn't busy shooting X-rays. Spring used his X-ray darkroom to develop his negatives.

ROUGH LIFE. -- Hollywood paparazzo pioneer says he has no regrets. A Hollywood paparazzo famous for being sued by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and getting his teeth knocked out by Marlon Brando is unapologetic about the guerrilla celebrity photography culture he helped pioneer. But Ron Galella, who at 77 still has an active press pass, says he has little interest in being part of a celebrity photo industry that now values controversy over glamour. http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSTRE4A81MZ20081109


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