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Merg Ross
11-Nov-2015, 16:11
My friend Ira Latour died several months ago at the age of 95. Although possibly unknown to most members of this forum, I did not want the account of his fascinating life in photography to pass without note.

https://www.csuchico.edu/pub/cs/spring_09/feature_02.html

We first met in 1957 while he was teaching photography at San Francisco State College, (now University). A six decade friendship was born. Ira lived a full life and was always eager to share his experiences. I learned a great deal from him, and will miss his wisdom and insight.

TXFZ1
11-Nov-2015, 17:08
Sorry to hear of your loss of a friend.

Thank you for sharing his story, it was a great read.

David

David Karp
11-Nov-2015, 18:49
Thanks Merg. A full life, yes. Sorry for your loss of a good friend.

Heroique
11-Nov-2015, 19:57
That's a fun image of Ira and friends at Maxim's restaurant in 1950's Paris – everyone's so well dressed, smiling, and not hypnotized by an iphone!

Dave Wooten
11-Nov-2015, 19:57
Thanks Merg. A full life, yes. Sorry for your loss of a good friend.

Thank you!

cowanw
12-Nov-2015, 06:14
Thanks for posting. No stick in the mud, him! Another great photography life.

John Kasaian
12-Nov-2015, 07:51
My condolences Merg. What an interesting and accomplished life!

Randy Moe
12-Nov-2015, 09:14
Great story. Truly great generation. I nearly laughed when I read the last sentence twice. Thanks for sharing!

Jim Fitzgerald
12-Nov-2015, 13:11
Merg, such a full life and a great loss. The man is gone but his memories and friendship must give you great joy!

howardpan
13-Nov-2015, 23:07
Thank you for sharing.