Pirkle Jones, a California photographer admired for
his stirring images of migrant workers, endangered landscapes and social
movements, including a controversial series on the Black Panthers at
the height of their activism in the late 1960s, died March 15 in San
Rafael. He was 95.
The cause was heart failure, said his assistant, Jennifer McFarland.
Jones' artistic sensibility was formed during a golden era in the
history of photography in the West, when he joined the first class
taught by Ansel Adams at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San
Francisco Art Institute) in 1946.
Read Jones' obituary in the Los Angeles Times.