ICP celebrates the long and storied life of renowned photo editor John G. Morris, who passed away on July 28, 2017 at the age of 100. John dedicated his life to presenting important photographic stories to the public. Among the many images he helped shepherd to print were Robert Capa’s photographs from D-Day, published in “Life” in the first issue following the invasion on June 6, 1944. These images helped turn public support for the American entrance into World War II.
Though he rarely used a camera himself, he shot 14 rolls of black-and-white film over the four weeks he spent in France accompanying photographers, including Capa, during World War II. His images were displayed at ICP in 2015 in the exhibition “Somewhere in France: John G. Morris and the Summer of 1944.” Morris received the Légion d’Honneur from the French government in 2009 and we were proud to present him with the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2010. Mudra László [John G. Morris attends the opening of “Capa in Color” at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest, Hungary], 2015
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