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Photograph by Allan Sekula (1951 - 2013)—Courtesy of the artist and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Artist and critic Allan Sekula not only influenced how we understand photography, but redefined how the medium is discussed. Working between the worlds of conceptual and documentary photography and film, Sekula tackled issues of late contemporary capitalism and globalization, as in his projects Fish Story (above).

In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2013 on LightBox.

Photograph by Olivier Voisin (1974 - 2013)—Demotix/Corbis

Twenty-five journalists have died in Syria alone since the inception of the conflict in March 2011. Freelance photojournalist Olivier Voisin died of shrapnel wounds near the city of Idlib while covering the conflict earlier this year. In an email sent to a friend shortly before his passing, Voisin expressed his fear that the war will continue for many years. Voisin died in February. He was 38.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2013 on LightBox.

Photograph by Willy Rizzo (1928 - 2013)—Courtesy of Mallett

Italian-born Willy Rizzo began his career as a photojournalist, but came to be most known for his celebrity portraiture, including Salvador Dali (above), Picasso, Brigitte Bardot, and Marilyn Monroe.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2013 on LightBox.

Photograph by David Turnley

RIP Nelson Mandela —Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley, who spent 28 years photographing South Africa’s struggles of apartheid, pays tribute to the hero who passed away today at the age of 95 in photos and a first person account of his release from prison on LightBox.

Photograph by Saul Leiter—Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

In memory of Saul Leiter, who has passed away in New York at the age of 89, LightBox republishes a casual conversation with the photographer and painter, originally published earlier this year.

(Photo: © Sarah Shatz)

Today I heard the sad news that Gigi Giannuzzi, the publisher of Trolley Books, passed away today.

When I look on my bookshelf, there’s a huge section devoted to the influence of Gigi Giannuzzi and his life’s work at Trolley Books. Each of Gigi’s volumes reflected his true passion for publishing the stories most people wanted to turn away from. He took incredible risks to make people care — I can’t think of a more honorable mission. 

Off the top of my head and in no particular order, here are just a few ways Gigi changed my life for the better: 

Agent Orange: Collateral Damage in Viet Nam by Philip Jones Griffiths, The Chain by Chien-Chi Chang, Open Wound by Stanley Greene, Ghetto by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Purple Hearts by Nina Berman, Phil and Me by Amanda Tetrault, 51 Months by Carrie Levy, Cycles by Ilkka Uimonen, Zona: Siberian Prison Camps by Karl De Keyzer….

All are beautiful and unforgettable, and rightfully hold a deep place in my heart and photo history. I’d like to thank Gigi and urge people to share his work — taking pause to remember the mad Italian with the infectious energy and loving soul that made his books the absolute treasures that they are.

—Paul Moakley, deputy photo editor, TIME

Pool designed by Alain Capeilleres in Le Brusc, France, 1976 (Martine Franck—Magnum)

Magnum photographer Martine Franck, who recently passed away at age 74, is remembered for both her strong documentary and portrait work and her role as the co-founder and president of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.

Read more about her life and a selection of her work here.

Incredibly sad news: Great American art collector Herbert Vogel died yesterday

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The Beastie Boys backstage at Madison Square Garden, New York, June 1985

Sad news: Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys’ MCA, has died, according to Russell Simmons’ Globalgrind.com

See more early hip-hop photos here.

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