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Monday, July 05, 2010

Legendry Photographer John Hedgecoe passed away...

Professor John Hedgecoe, died on June 3 at the age of 78. He was a photographer who took the portrait of the Queen which is used on British postage stamps; as such he is credited with the planet's most reproduced image, which has so far sold more than 200 billion copies.

I learn most of my photography skills, reading his book "The Art of Digital Photography" and "Complete Guide to Photography".


Professor John Hedgecoe was born on March 24 1932 in Brentford. His father was a banker who served as a fireman during the Blitz, when John was evacuated to live with his aunt in Cornwall. He went to Guildford Art School and completed his National Service with the RAF, where he first put his talents to use by experimenting with aerial photographic surveys of bomb damage from the war.


He established the photography department in 1965 at the Royal College of Art, where he was Professor from 1975–1994 and was Professor Emeritus until his death.

John Hedgecoe was an award-winning British photographer and the best-selling author of over 30 books on photography. He published a highly successful series of manuals on photographic technique, starting with The Book of Photography (1976). Most recently he released The Art of Digital Photography (2006) after a research voyage around more than two dozen countries.

His photographs appear in permanent collections at the New York Museum of Modern Art and London's National Portrait Gallery.

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Times online obituary

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