Photojournalist And Editor Gary Haynes, 76

Nov 25, 2012
Gary Haynes
Gary Haynes

By Marie McCullough

Gary Haynes, a distinguished photojournalist who assembled and directed a team of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers in Philadelphia at The Inquirer in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at 76.

Haynes was found Friday morning at his home in San Francisco after family and friends could not reach him by phone. The Medical Examiner's Office there said he died of natural causes that were still being determined.

"Almost overnight, he brought the paper into modern photojournalism," recalled Gene Roberts, the Inquirer editor who hired Haynes away from the New York Times in 1974. "He brought in a whole new wave of photographers.

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