Issue #171  4/25/2010
Obituaries: Jim Marshall, Jim Steinhardt and Charles Moore Pass Away Last Month


Flamboyant Rock photographer Jim Marshall passed away on March 24 in New York City. He was 74. Born in Chicago in 1936, Marshall grew up in San Francisco's Fillmore district. Marshall photographed most of Rock's royalty, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother, Santana, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Otis Redding, and more recently, Velvet Revolver, Lenny Kravitz, Ben Harper and John Mayer.


Adam Gendell reported the passing of Jim Steinhardt. As a New York photographer during the 1940's and 50's, Steinhardt's work appeared in Life magazine, the New York Times and photography quarterly, Camera Work, among others. Exhibitions included group shows at New York's Museum of Modern Art and Argent Gallery, as well as a three-man show with Arnold Newman and Tosh Matsumoto at the N.Y. Photo League. During the 1970's, Steinhardt was a professor of Photography at three Long Island Colleges: C. W. Post, Molloy and Nassau Community; where he exhibited in both one man and faculty exhibitions. Prior to retiring, Steinhardt owned a gallery on Long Island.


Charles Moore, a photographer who put himself in jeopardy to capture iconic scenes of landmark events, including the Alabama police using dogs and fire hoses against defenseless civil rights demonstrators, died on March 11 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL of natural causes. He was 79. He had photographed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being arrested in Montgomery and James Meredith as he integrated the University of Mississippi. Both Senator Jacob K. Javits and the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. credited Moore's photographs with building support for the passage of major civil rights laws in the 1960s. After spending his early work years with various Southern newspapers, he turned freelance and worked for the Black Star picture agency, which sold much of his work to Life. In 1989 he received the inaugural Kodak Crystal Eagle Award for Impact in Photojournalism.