The Passing of a Legend

World-renowned photographer, teacher, and long-time Shutterbug contributor Monte Zucker passed way at his home in Fort Lauderdale Thursday evening, March 15, 2007. He was 77. A special memorial, "Celebration of the Life of Monte Zucker" is scheduled for Sunday April 22nd in the Washington DC area. For details and updates, please go to

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"I thought that I knew what family portraiture was all about. You know what? I didn't have a clue. I discovered this not too long ago when doctors told me that I had cancer with possibly only 6-12 months to live. A statement like that puts an altogether different perspective on things."

"So, my family joined me for a weekend, more or less a love-in. A highlight of our get-together was the joy that we all felt as we poured through my old photo albums--pictures of me growing up, my family growing up, and photographs highlighting my career. I loved seeing the interest they all had in our family history. Especially of interest to me was the fact that everyone wanted to know more and more about their late relatives, in particular details about my parents, grandparents, etc."
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