Ozzie Sweet Has Passed

Over at the New York Times, Bruce Weber has a story up on the life of Ozzie Sweet, one of the most prolific photographers of the 20th century.

It’s not all journalism, but then he never called himself a journalist.

He considered himself not a news photographer but a photographic illustrator, and like the work of the painter Norman Rockwell, whom he claimed as an influence, his signature images from the 1940s through the 1950s and into the 1960s, many in the fierce hues of increasingly popular color film that emulated the emergent Technicolor palette of American movies, helped define — visually, anyway — an era.

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