Lloyd Chester Wright died on May 19 after a long illness. He was 68. Born January 7, 1944, in Bay City, the son of the late Chester and Grace (Keeler) Wright, Lloyd graduated in 1962 from Midland High School, and later from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in photography. He married Jill Timmer Vanderlaan in 1981.
A commercial photographer having worked as director of photography at Bradford-LaRiviere in Saginaw and Midland, he later opening his own studio, Lloyd C. Wright Photography, in Saginaw. Always an avid collector, Lloyd spent many hours searching for cameras and daguerreotypes, though nearly anything collectible caught his eye. He never passed up an auction or antique sale and was often found prowling The Antique Warehouse. Lloyd was a member of the Daguerreian Society, through which he had many friends.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Jill; sons Timothy (Karen) Wright of Ann Arbor, Bradley (Helen) Wright of Charlotte, N.C., Jason (Beckey) Wright of Chardon, Ohio; and by seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Neal (Susan) Wright of Ann Arbor, and by his former wife, Ruth (Ken) Anderson of Saginaw. His stepfather, Elbert Hubbard of Midland predeceased him.
A memorial reception will be held from 1 to 4 on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in the Castle Room at Timbers, 6415 State Street, Saginaw, MI 48603, (989) 790-2345.
Those wishing to offer an expression of sympathy may wish to consider The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (http://www.theaftd.org/).
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The Daguerreian Society was honored having Lloyd C. Wright as a member of the Society for many years. His will be missed.
Wiley Devere Sanderson, Jr., pinhole photographer and Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Georgia, died July 30, 2011, in Athens, Georgia.
Mr. Sanderson was born August 26, 1918, in Detroit, Michigan, to Wiley Dexter Sanderson and Frances Glee Benson. He received his first camera, a Kodak Brownie Box, when he was eight. In high school, he was an assistant instructor for Eastman Kodak.
He attended Olivet College and Mill College/New Bauhaus, where he studied with Lazlo Moholy-Nagy and Georgy Kepes. From 1940-1945, he served as Instrument Flying Instructor in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He completed his BFA in industrial design from Wayne State University in 1947, and completed his MFA in Metalwork at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1949.
Wiley joined the art faculty at the University of Georgia in 1949 and taught for 40 years, retiring in 1989. He initiated the Weaving Textiles and Metal Works programs in the department. In 1953, he introduced Pinhole Photography, one of the first photography courses in the U.S. at the college level. In 1964, Sanderson became Area Chair of Photographic Design, and was replaced by four full-time faculty members in Fabric Design and Metalwork of Jewelry.
Mr. Sanderson photographed extensively in Italy, China, and Israel. His pinhole photographs are in numerous museums and collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), the Bibliotheque National (Paris, France), the American Academy (Rome, Italy), and the Royal Photographic Society and the Fox Talbot Museum (England). His photographs have been published nationally and internationally, most recently in the Smithsonian and on its website, in May 2000.
Sanderson was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Wiley Dexter Sanderson Jr.; his sister, Dorothea Sanderson Teets; and his first wife, Roz Nagle.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary Sayer Hammond, of Athens; his daughters, Sandra Bullock (Larry), of Brunswick,
GA, Janet Johnson (Keith), of Marietta, GA, and Fran Wingfield (Terry), of Bethesda, MD; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sanderson was a family member of Beech Haven Baptist Church, Athens, GA. He had participated in three mission trips to Utah and Vermont, and sang bass in the Sanctuary Choir.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 7, 2011 at the Beech Haven Baptist Church, 2390 West Broad Street, Athens, GA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Sanderson's name to the Idaho Mission Trip at Beech Haven Baptist Church.
Noted photo-journalist, photo-historian and Daguerreian author John Scott Craig
died of cancer peacefully at home in Connecticut, Friday February 25, 2011.
Born October 23, 1943 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to the late John S. Craig,
II and Frances Craig (nee Gallagher), Craig graduated from the Shadyside
Academy and went on to receive his BA from Wesleyan University in 1965. His
interest in antique photography began about 1969; fueled from working as a
photographer/reporter at the Hartford Courant while in college. After
graduation, Craig spent another six years with The Courant, as well as owning
his own retail camera store in Simsbury, and serving as a photographer with
the Connecticut Army National Guard.
One of the first "professional" full-time dealers in photographica in this
country, Craig published a catalog in 1970 and inadvertently became a
photographic historian. Craig was the Founding President of the New England
Photographic Historical Society. He was active before SHUTTERBUG magazine's
publication, and then wrote a column for them, opining about the various
collector's shows around the country.
Highlights of Craig's career came in three interviews and photo sessions with
the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a 1960s/1970s interview with the
hugely controversial figure, Timothy Leary. During the August 1967 racial
violence that erupted in New Haven CT, Craig was deployed to cover the unrest
with a camera. Craig's logo of the early photographer standing behind his
camera, with the dark cloth over his head, was registered as his world-wide
trademark in 1973. For years he has attended collector's shows from coast to
coast; been the subject of mention in Popular Photography, The Rangefinder,
Camera and Darkroom, and numerous other publications.
As a photographic dealer, he carried more than 155,000 instruction booklets
for thousands of cameras, accessories and projectors; and nearly 10,000 other
interesting photography items. As early as 1971, Craig published reprints of
early photographic catalogs, usable and classic camera instruction booklets,
and worthwhile camera repair manuals.
The distinguished Craig's Daguerreian Registry, the acknowledged reference
work among dealers and collector's for identifying and dating the more than
12,000 photographers, who worked in the United States prior to 1860, was
published in 1994 with subsequent editions.
Craig began attending collector's shows and flea markets in the early 1970's.
Professionally, he was a faithful attendee and dealer at the annual Daguerreian
Society Symposiums, most recently in Atlanta. In 2007, the Daguerreian Society
awarded Craig its first Fellowship Award, inscribed with these words: For the
advancement of scholarship in the field of photo history and the willingness
to share that knowledge with his contemporaries and future generation of
historians, scholars and collectors.
Survived by his beloved wife, the Hon. Joyce Krutick Craig (Ret.), Craig was
the devoted father of Samuel Walker Craig of Hawaii, step-son Ian Barlow and
wife Heather Tasker Barlow of Washington DC, and doting grandfather to Harper
Isabel Barlow. His daughter, Sarah Theresa Craig predeceased him in 1996. A
celebration of Craig's life will be held at his home in the early summer. His
wife is in charge of arrangements.
John's family has suggested donations in his memory be made to The Daguerreian Society, PO Box 306, Cecil, PA 15321-0306 (you may also use the PayPal "Donate" button here), or to The Lymphoma Research Foundation, 115 Broadway, Suite 1301, New York, NY 10006.