Picture editor, writer and key figure in the world of photojournalism who believed that the way to oppose war was to show its full horror John Morris, who has died aged 100, was a leading figure in the photojournalism of his native US and in his adopted homeland, France. His career included spells at Life magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times and National Geographic, and his close association with Magnum Photos dated almost to its foundation in Paris in 1947.
A champion of photojournalism, he worked at Life, The New York Times and other publications. His colleagues included many celebrated photographers.
As a photo at Life magazine and other publications, Mr. Morris helped define modern photojournalism.
Morris, who edited Robert Capo's D-Day pictures and got them to Life in time for its first post-D-Day issue, was photo editor of The New York Times for six years during the Vietnam War. "He successfully argued for front-page display...
John Morris, a celebrated US-born editor who commissioned and published some of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, died in Paris on Friday, Magnum Photos said. He was 100.