Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Albert J. Winn

Albert Joseph Winn 
July 9, 1947 - May 20, 2014, 2:43 pm
Yahrzeit:  20 Iyar 5774

photo by Scott

Al passed away this afternoon. The photo above is the last time I saw him. May 1st in Portland, Oregon for his solo exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery. The work was a bittersweet monument to Al's life. He was a master printer of black and white photography when the art of printing was starting to fade into oblivion. I'm still processing the news of his loss.

Please take a look at his work. It is beautiful. 
My deepest condolences to Scott Portnoff. Al's husband of many years.

1 comment:

  1. I've known Al since elementary school and am writing an article about his Jewish summer camp photographs. I last saw him at his opening of them in Philadelphia, though we emailed & talked on the phone a lot. He joked around that in the little author bio at the end of the article, I should say that "Parsons and Winn met and began their professional relationship in kindergarten." (!!!!) His sense of humor and his optimism until the end were remarkable, & I miss him deeply. It's hard to talk about him in the past tense.


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