Ralph Morse’s inventively captured images
peppered the glossy pages of Life and Time magazines
during a 50-year career as a photojournalist.
Some photographers are known for a single image;
Mr. Morse’s classics could fill entire albums.
“If Life could afford only one photographer,”
said George P. Hunt,
who was the magazine’s
managing editor in the 1960s,
“it would have to be Ralph Morse.”
Mr. Morse is seen here in 1940,
riding a bicycle with a camera around his neck
and a basket full of flashbulbs.
Life Magazine/The LIFE Picture Collection, via Getty Images
Ralph Morse, Life Photographer, Is Dead at
Ralph Theodore Morse USA 1917-2015
(...) for nearly 50 years
as a photojournalist,
his vivid, inventively
of major world events
peppered the glossy pages
of Life and Time magazines.
He was behind the camera
for the D-Day landings,
the German surrender the next year,
Babe Ruth’s farewell
at Yankee Stadium
and the groundwork
on the earliest American
missions into space.
the Mercury 7 team so doggedly
that John Glenn called him
the “eighth astronaut.”
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