04 September 2008

Françoise Demulder (1947-2008)

Beirut, Lebanon, January 1976. Palestinian refugees in the district La
Quarantaine. Photograph © Françoise Demulder/Gamma.

French photojournalist Françoise Demulder has died. She was 61. You can find reports from Reuters here and The International Herald Tribune here. Demulder was the first woman to win the World Press Photo of the Year Award (1976) for the photograph shown above.
Update: (Added 18 September 08) ~ There is a lengthy appreciation of Demulder in The Guardian here.

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