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Elsa Dorfman, photographer whose distinctive portraits illuminated her subjects and herself, dies at 83 – The Boston Globe

Ms. Dorfman, photographed at her Cambridge home on Feb. 4, 2020.JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF

Elsa Dorfman, whose large-format Polaroid color portraits made her famous in the world of photography, and whose ebullient personality made her famous in the world of Cambridge, died Saturday at her Cambridge home.

Source: Elsa Dorfman, photographer whose distinctive portraits illuminated her subjects and herself, dies at 83 – The Boston Globe

Larry Kramer, Playwright and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84 – The New York Times

“Faggots” [his first noveldrew a line between Mr. Kramer and a significant number of gay men, who saw him as an old-fashioned moralist or even a hysteric. In various forums well into the 1990s, he found himself called on to defend his point of view, which was essentially that gay men and lesbians had a diminished chance of living fulfilling lives or producing great art so long as they defined themselves primarily in terms of their sexual orientation.

He preached not only protected sex but also the virtues of affection, commitment and stability — arguments that anticipated the values of the movement for same-sex marriage.

r i p, nonviolent militant, practitioner of satyagraha, ACT UP! founder, beloved angry gay activist, playwright, writer, and ultimate humanist. – word pond

Annapurna Devi, Acclaimed but Reclusive Indian Musician, Dies at 91

 

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Annapurna Devi an undated photo. She played the surbahar, often described as a bass sitar, and the relatively few people who heard her before she stopped performing early in her career were amazed by her mastery of it.CreditCreditvia Annapurna Devi Archive

Annapurna Devi | The New York Times

 

Vitro Nasu » Blog Archive » Hugh Masekela – South African Warrior Musician Left us at 78

Source: Vitro Nasu » Blog Archive » Hugh Masekela – South African Warrior Musician Left us at 78

Vitro Nasu » Blog Archive » R.I.P Horace Julian Bond – a Social Activist and Leader of Civil Rights Movement

Vitro Nasu » Blog Archive » R.I.P Horace Julian Bond – a Social Activist and Leader of Civil Rights Movement.

BBC News – German artist Otto Piene dies aged 86

 

BBC News – German artist Otto Piene dies aged 86.

Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94 – NYTimes.com

 

via Reuters

Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94 – NYTimes.com.

Nelson Mandela dies | News | National | Mail & Guardian

Nelson Mandela dies | News | National | Mail & Guardian.

DIED: Dave Brubeck :: HTMLGiant

DIED: Dave Brubeck :: HTMLGiant

Jack Gilbert, a Poet Off the Literary Grid, Dies at 87 – NYTimes.com

Jack Gilbert     (Robert Toby photo)

Jack Gilbert, a Poet Off the Literary Grid, Dies at 87 / NY Times