b.1937 - d.2012
Our friend Ken Regan passed away on November 25, 2012. He was a true gentleman, and he will be missed...
Ken Regan was born and grew up in the Bronx. He studied journalism at Columbia and attended New York University's Film School. His photography career began in the sports arena where he covered the World Series, Super Bowls, the Olympics, heavyweight championship fights, Hockey, Basketball, Tennis, Auto Racing and other professional sports for Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, and Newsweek.
Ken has covered riots and demonstrations in the United States, and wars in Vietnam and later in the Persian Gulf and Bosnia. Photo essays about gold mining in Brazil, the Columbo family's involvement in the Mafia, poverty in Harlem, Vietnam Veterans, and a scientist on the Amazon are among his favorite assignments. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa photographing the famine in Ethiopia, the social conditions in South Africa, the extraordinary elegance and grace of the people, and the beauty of the endless landscapes in a continent that captured his soul.
Ken has also photographed some of the most renowned musicians in Rock 'n' Roll history. In 1975, he did back to back tours with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. He also covered the Band's Last Waltz, and George Harrison's benefit for Bangladesh.
In the past decade, Ken has worked for the film industry shooting stills and special projects. His credits include The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, The Bridges of Madison County, and The Hurricane, among countless others.