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Frederick N. Ward

Fred Ward


1935. július 16.

2016. július 19.


Frederick N. Ward (July 16, 1935 – July 19, 2016) was an American photojournalist whose work has appeared in many major international publications, and is on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the International Center of Photography, and the Voyager spacecraft.

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Fred Ward, photographer of presidents, pop stars, gemstones, dies at 81

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Fred Ward, photographer of presidents, pop stars, gemstones, dies at 81
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Fred Ward, who died July 19, 2016, was a D.C.-based photographer who contributed to Time, Newsweek, Life and National Geographic.

By Matt SchudelJuly 23, 2016
Fred Ward, a longtime Washington photographer who captured memorable images of the funeral of President John F. Kennedy and the Beatles’ first American concert and who traveled the world on assignment for National Geographic magazine, died July 19 at his home in Malibu, Calif. He was 81.

He had Alzheimer’s disease, said his wife, Charlotte Ward.

On his first day in Washington in 1962, Mr. Ward parked his Volkswagen van in the White House driveway, bounded inside and picked up his credentials as a photographer for the Black Star photo agency.

He often spent time with Kennedy and his family at the White House, photographing the president in his rocking chair or throwing out the first pitch at Opening Day for the Washington Senators.

When Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, Mr. Ward captured a heartbreaking image of his widow, Jacqueline, returning to Washington with her husband’s blood caked on her legs.

Days later, Mr. Ward portrayed a solemn first lady and her two young children as they watched the fallen president’s casket leave the White House on the day of his state funeral. The color photograph appeared on the cover of Life magazine.

Mr. Ward went on to have a career of remarkable range. A 1963 photograph showed civil rights activist Gloria Richardson pushing away the bayoneted rifle of a helmeted National Guardsman during a demonstration in Cambridge, Md. He made rare color images of the Beatles’ first U.S. concert performance, at the Washington Coliseum, in February 1964. He photographed Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy before they were killed by assassins in 1968....

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