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John Borg Loengard

John Borg Loengard, American photographer, editor. Recipient Ansel Adams award American Society Magazine Photographers, 1987, Lifetime Achievement award Photograph Administrators, Inc., 1996, Henry Luce Lifetime Achievement award Time Inc., 2004; named one of Most Influential People in Photography, American Photo Magazine, 2005.

Background

  • Loengard, John Borg was born on September 5, 1934 in New York City. Son of Richard Otto and Margery (Borg) Loengard.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1956.

    Career

    • Staff photographer Life magazine, New York City, 1961-1972, picture editor, 1973-1987. Freelance photographer, since 1987. Columnist Popular Photography magazine, New York City, 1987, American Photographer, New York City, since 1988.

    Works

    • Life Photographers: What They Saw
    • Eisenstaedt and colleagues like Carl Mydans, Andreas Feininger, Cornell Capa, Gordon Parks, Dmitri Kessel, and thirty-eight other Life photographers interviewed here were practicing journalism in fact, but the results often turned out to be art.

    Connections

    • Married Eleanor Sturgis, August 25, 1963 (divorced 1987). Children: Charles, Jennifer, Anna.
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    Born September 5, 1934
    • 1956
      Harvard College
    • 1961 - 1972
      Staff photographer Life magazine
    • 1973 - 1987
      Staff photographer Life magazine
    • 1987
      freelance photographer
    • 1987
      columnist Popular Photography magazine
    • 1988
      columnist Popular Photography magazine