Photo Editor John G. Morris dies at 100 years of age

31 July 2017

SIG: Analogue

John G.Morris, a well known photo editor and important figure in photography’s history, died at weekend.


Morris spent a lifetime involved with photography, including working as Life Magazine’s London editor, where he covered the invasion of France on D-Day and edited the photographs of Robert Capa’s landing. Morris was also instrumental in bringing together the infamous exhibition ‘The Family of Man’ at MoMA in 1955.


Morris was the first Executive Director of Magnum Photos, and held numerous photo editing roles throughout his career including his work at the Washington Post, National Geographic and becoming Director of Photography for the Times. He was also a keen photographer, choosing to photograph with his Rolleiflex camera.


In 2010 Morris received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Centre of Photography. He died on 28th July at 100 years of age, at a hospital in Paris.