Margery Newman told us of the passing of Tony Vaccaro, 8 days after he celebrated his 100th birthday in New York.
Dear Jean Jacques. If you have not already heard, I am heartbroken to share the news that Tony Vaccaro has died at his home in Long Island City, NY — Tony Vaccaro passed away peacefully on December 28, eight days after celebrating his 100th birthday. He was surrounded by his loving family: his son, Frank, daughter-in-law Maria, and beloved grandsons Liam and Luke. He is also survived by another son, David. Tony’s wife, the former Marrimekko model Anja Vaccaro, passed away in 2103.
In late November, Tony had entered NY Harbor Veteran’s Hospital for emergency surgery for complications from an ulcer. He recovered and attended the pop-up Tony Vaccaro Centennial Exhibition of his photographs presented by Monroe Gallery of Photography in New York City December 13-18, 2022. The City of New York officially proclaimed December 20, 2022 “Tony Vaccaro Day”, and Vaccaro was feted by friends at a surprise birthday party at his favorite local Italian restaurant that evening.
What a wonderful life he had.
Sending my best,
Monroe Gallery of Photography
112 Don Gaspar Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501