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Ronald A. Edmonds

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Original Name
Ronald Allen Edmonds
Birth
Richmond, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Death
31 May 2024 (aged 77)
Falls Church, Falls Church City, Virginia, USA
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Award-Winning Photojournalist. He earned the 1982 Pulitzer Prize in spot news photography for his coverage of the assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan in March of 1981. He got his start in photography as a staff photographer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1972. He continued working for the newspaper until 1978 and traveled throughout the Pacific, photographing many newsworthy events. In 1978, he joined the United Press International and continued working there until joining the Associated Press in 1981. After joining the AP as their head photographer, he photographed the attempted assassination of President Reagan as it was happening on March 30, 1981. This work earned him the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography. He went on to work for the Associated Press until retiring in 2009. He was also one of the early pioneers of the use of digital cameras in news photography, including using an experimental electronic camera to transmit to newspapers around the world the first photos of President George H. W. Bush's inauguration in 1989, forty seconds after he put his hand down after being sworn in. He passed away of pneumonia due to a bacterial infection.

Award-Winning Photojournalist. He earned the 1982 Pulitzer Prize in spot news photography for his coverage of the assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan in March of 1981. He got his start in photography as a staff photographer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1972. He continued working for the newspaper until 1978 and traveled throughout the Pacific, photographing many newsworthy events. In 1978, he joined the United Press International and continued working there until joining the Associated Press in 1981. After joining the AP as their head photographer, he photographed the attempted assassination of President Reagan as it was happening on March 30, 1981. This work earned him the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography. He went on to work for the Associated Press until retiring in 2009. He was also one of the early pioneers of the use of digital cameras in news photography, including using an experimental electronic camera to transmit to newspapers around the world the first photos of President George H. W. Bush's inauguration in 1989, forty seconds after he put his hand down after being sworn in. He passed away of pneumonia due to a bacterial infection.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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