Peter Stackpole

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Peter Stackpole
Born (1913-06-15)June 15, 1913
San Francisco, California
Died May 11, 1997(1997-05-11) (aged 83)
Novato, California
Occupation Photographer

Peter Stackpole was an American photographer. Along with Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, and Thomas McAvoy, he was one of Life Magazine‍ '​s first staff photographers and remained with the publication until 1960. He won a George Polk Award in 1954 for a photograph taken 100 feet underwater,[1] and taught photography at the Academy of Art University. He also wrote a column in U.S. Camera for fifteen years. He was the son of sculptor Ralph Stackpole.


  1. ^ Peter Stackpole, 83, Chronicler Of California Trends for Life, by Rick Lyman, in the New York Times; published May 14, 1997; retrieved November 25, 2015

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