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In Memoriam : Fred Baldwin (1929-2021)


Fred Baldwin, photographer and co-founder of the long-running festival FotoFest in Houston, died on December 15, at the age of 92, reports The Art Newspaper. A photojournalist who worked in Afghanistan and India, among other places, and made photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, Baldwin photographed Pablo Picasso at his home in the south of France when the photographer was only 26 years old. His 2019 memoir is titled Dear Mr. Picasso: An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom. Baldwin is widely known for his generosity toward photographers beyond the United States and for providing a platform for them at FotoFest. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Watriss, photographer, writer, and curator who co-founded FotoFest with him in 1986.

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