It’s time for another deep post, one that again touches on a personal note with a touch of the professional. I was saddened by the news of the passing of Paul Hawthorne, a photographer I briefly knew when he spent some time working at The Times Herald in Norristown, Pennsylvania as I spent close to 20 years at The Wayne Suburban.
We shared photo lab space on occasion in the Times Herald darkroom. I was a dedicated professional (though less than the hard-core journalist Paul was) and geared more to the artsy side of photography. Paul was an accomplished military photographer committed to photojournalism. But we got along well for the short time we knew each other as we shared the same enthusiasm for the profession. I heard of his passing just yesterday.
There is not much else to say other than the importance of sending thoughts and prayers to his family. Something to take note of and action on is The Photographer Project, a site dedicated to raising funds for the Hawthorne family. If you are an NYC photographer please get involved. Donations can be also be made to the Paul Hawthorne Medical Fund at Citizen’s Bank in Pennsylvania or The Amyloidosis Research Foundation.
More information can be found here: Paul and Amy’s Amyloidosis blog.