Joe Marquette Memorial Planned for January 28

Joe Marquette. Photo by Wilfred Lee

A memorial service for Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Joe Marquette will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 3630 Quesada Street, NW in Washington, DC., just off Chevy Chase Circle.

There will be a reception with remembrances from friends the same day from 4 to to 6 p.m. at the home of Madlyn and Joe McPherson, 1119 Woodside Parkway, Silver Spring, MD. All are welcome. For those wishing to attend reception, please RSVP to Carol Giacomo, [email protected], so they can plan food and drink.

Marquette died at home home in Tulsa, OK, on November 5, 2016 after a series of lengthy illnesses. He was 79. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999 as part of a photo team from the Associated Press for their coverage of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. He is also known for an iconic photo of Washington Redskins running back John Riggins from the 1984 Super Bowl.

For much of his career, Marquette was based in Washington, DC. In addition to the Associated Press, he worked for United Press International, Reuters, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the European Press Agency.

Read more about his career here.