Magnum Member Paul Fusco Died

Friday, July 17, 2020
Magnum Member Paul Fusco Died

Paul Fusco worked as a photographer with the United States Army Signal Corps in Korea from 1951 to 1953, before studying photojournalism at Ohio University, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1957. He moved to New York City and started his career as a staff photographer with Look, where he remained until 1971.

Image: Paul Fusco A portrait of Magnum photographer Paul Fusco editing photographs. USA. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos

 

Thoughts from a number of Paul Fusco’s fellow Magnum photographers can be read below.

 

Paul Fusco A portrait of Magnum photographer Paul Fusco editing photographs. USA. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos

 

Paul Fusco worked as a photographer with the United States Army Signal Corps in Korea from 1951 to 1953, before studying photojournalism at Ohio University, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1957. He moved to New York City and started his career as a staff photographer with Look, where he remained until 1971.

 

Paul Fusco The California Grape Strike. USA. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos

 

In this role he produced important reportages on social issues in the US, including the plight of destitute miners in Kentucky; Latino ghetto life in New York City; cultural experimentation in California; African-American life in the Mississippi Delta; religious proselytizing in the South; and migrant laborers. He also worked in England, Israel, Egypt, Japan, Southeast Asia, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, and made an extended study of the Iron Curtain countries, from northern Finland to Iran.

 

Paul Fusco Cesar Chavez, leader of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), picketing outside of a farm to urge workers to join in the fight for better wages and workers' rights. California. USA. 1966. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos

 

 

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