Paul Fusco Cause of Death | American photojournalist who was associated with Magnum Photos from 1973 has passed away.
Paul Fusco died on July 15, 2020. However, his cause of death is still unknown.
Paul Fusco was born in Leominster, Massachusetts in 1930 and started pursuing photography as a hobby at the age of fifteen.
During the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 he gained more experience while he worked as a photographer for the United States Army Signal Corps. After the war he studied photojournalism at Ohio University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1957. From there, he moved to New York City to work professionally as a photographer.
Fusco first worked for Look. He became an associate of Magnum Photos in 1973 and a full member a year later. Over the years, Fusco also contributed to such publications as Life, Mother Jones, the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Psychology Today, and Time.
His photography often documented social issues and injustices, such as poverty, ghetto life, and cultural experimentation across America.
He also worked internationally covering events in Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. In the late 1990s he spent two months documenting the health problems in Belarus. He alleged without evidence, that this relates to the Chernobyl incident.
Fusco moved to Mill Valley, California in the 1970s but was latterly based in New York City. Many of his photographs are in the Magnum Photos archive currently held at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
He died on 15 July 2020.
RIP Paul Fusco, so sorry to hear of his passing. RFK Funeral Train is one of the best photographic bodies of work of all time, managing to blend reality with poetry in a masterful way |
RIP Paul Fusco, so sorry to hear of his passing. RFK Funeral Train is one of the best photographic bodies of work of all time, managing to blend reality with poetry in a masterful way | @MagnumPhotos pic.twitter.com/BkJpqHRrIq
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