01 June 2008

David Gahr (1922 -2008)

Photographer David Gahr has died. The obituary from The New York Times is here. Gahr is one of those photographers whom I had 'never heard of' although I had seen his work again and again. He specialized in taking pictures of musicians and you will have seen his work if you are at all engaged in listening to music - Bruce Springstein, Laura Nyro, Bob Dylan, Charles Mingus, Gillian Welch, Miles Davis, John Lennon. In all likelihood you've seen Gahr's photographs of one or more of these folks.

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Anonymous Cybasumo said...

That is sad, i also do knot know anything about Jeff-Milano Johnson, but when i searched the google about him, i have read so many articles regarding him. i did not know that he's that famous.

02 June, 2008 06:57  
Blogger Walter Dufresne said...

David was a vivacious neighbor for twenty-plus years along Eighth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I'll miss chatting with him about commercial business practices, about his work, about his handsome photograph of Blind Faith standing in the doorway of a Chelsea (London) pub. He was particularly proud that a one-day assignment a few years ago for his old friend Bob Dylan turned into two days, proud that Sony paid such a high fee for assignment of his copyrights.

02 June, 2008 21:12  
Anonymous hzelig said...

thank you for the information you provided about David...the last time i saw him was 60 years ago when he baby sat for me in Madison...when he moved to N.Y. the family lost contact...i would appreciate any contact information you might have for his family...i would like to send my condolences...and perhaps restore a part of the family tree...
my e-mail address is hzelig@aol.com

thank you

03 June, 2008 10:39  

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