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Photographer Jim Marshall Dies in New York City

Photographer of iconic images of ‘60s musicians was 74

Photographer Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall, a photographer of iconic images of rock, blues and jazz musicians, died on Wednesday, March 24 in his sleep in New York City. He was 74. He was in New York as part of a publicity tour connected to Match Prints, a joint book project with the photographer Timothy White, in which images from the two photographers are juxtaposed according to common subjects or themes.

The cause of his death was not disclosed but the restful setting belied a man who always seemed to crave action for better or worse. He didn’t seem like someone who ever slept. Marshall was born in Chicago in 1936, but his family relocated to San Francisco a few years later. According to his web site, he started taking photos with a Baby Brownie camera when he was in high school. He bought his first Leica in 1959 and appropriately enough started to work as a professional photographer in 1960. His timing was impeccable in many ways.

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