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“He was a wonderful spirit and I watched his work from the beginning when he was an abstract expressionist painter,” Wayne Thiebaud, now 100, told The Chronicle by phone from his home in Sacramento. “We disagreed all the time and still liked each other. He was a real gentleman and a lovely person. The last time I saw him he gave me a nice kiss.”
When I was in the eighth grade and his eyesight nearly gone, my dad shared pointers on the basic concepts of photography such as depth of field, focal length, and choosing a shutter speed. When he could see no more, he bestowed his boxy Argus C-3 35mm camera on me.
In 1963 a group of Black photographers based in New York came together in the spirit of friendship and exchange and chose the name Kamoinge—meaning “a group of people acting together” in Gikuyu, the language of the Kikuyu people of Kenya—to reflect the essential ideal of the collective.