Michael Feldman, veteran AP photo editor, dies at 70

Michael Feldman, veteran AP photo editor, dies at 70

August 30th, 2017 by Associated Press in National Obituaries

In this July 28, 1996 photo, Associated Press senior photo editor Michael Feldman works at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Feldman, a veteran wire service photographer and editor whose 40-year career took him from the gritty streets of Philadelphia to major international sporting events like the Olympics and soccer’s World Cup, has died. He was 70. (AP Photo/Chuck Zoeller)

Photo by The Associated Press /Times Free Press.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A veteran wire service photographer and editor whose 40-year career took him from the gritty streets of Philadelphia to major international sporting events including the Olympics and the World Cup has died. Michael Feldman was 70.

Adam Feldman says his father died Wednesday at his Philadelphia home. He'd suffered serious health problems in recent years.

Michael Feldman spent two decades as a top photo editor at The Associated Press before his 2008 retirement.

The Philadelphia native began his photography career in 1969, working for UPI and Reuters before joining the AP. He oversaw the news cooperative's international photo operation from his base in London for more than a decade before returning to New York as senior photo editor for sports.

Feldman ended his career as the AP's deputy director of photography.


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