George Pickow

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George Pickow
Born(1922-02-11)February 11, 1922
DiedDecember 10, 2010(2010-12-10) (aged 88)
NationalityUnited States
Known forPhotography, Film

George Pickow (February 11, 1922 – December 10, 2010) was a photographer and filmmaker who chronicled the folk and jazz music scenes in the United States, United Kingdom, and other countries.[1]

His photographs depict many musical artists, ranging from Louis Armstrong, Little Richard, and Theodore Bikel, to Pete Seeger and Judy Collins, as well as visual artists such as Edward Hopper and the model Pamela Green.[2] He marketed his imagery through the international agency Three Lions Inc.[3] for which he was the principal photographer, then partner.[4]

As a filmmaker, he helped document the Newport Folk Festival and the Cornish Hobby Horse tradition.[4]

Marriage to Jean Richie[edit]

In 1950, Pickow married American folk singer Jean Ritchie, and the two remained together until his death.


  1. ^ Margalit Fox (December 18, 2010). "George Pickow, Artist Who Chronicled Musical Life, Is Dead at 88". The New York Times.
  2. ^ George Pickow (1922-2010) - Pamela Green
  3. ^ Delatiner, Barbara (1999-04-25). "Stepping Out From Behind the Camera". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  4. ^ a b Derek Schofield (January 13, 2011). "George Pickow obituary". US photographer and film-maker who chronicled the heyday of folk and jazz

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