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In Memoriam : Carl Fischer (1925-2023)


We learned from David Schonauer’s ProPhotoDaily of the passing of Carl Fischer : The photographer who shot some of Esquire magazine’s most famous and provocative covers of the 1960s and early ’70s—including images of Muhammad Ali pierced by arrows and Andy Warhol falling into a giant can of tomato soup—died on April 7 at his home in Manhattan, notes The New York Times. He was 98. Fischer worked as an art director in advertising and then founded his own photography studio when, in 1963, Harold Hayes, Esquire’s editor, began hiring him to shoot covers. He would ultimately shoot 60 of them for the magazine, usually working with famous art director George Lois.


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