Photographer Dody Weston Thompson dies at 89

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Award-winning fine art photographer Dody Weston Thompson, one of the founders of the prestigious photographic journal “Aperture,” has died in Los Angeles. She was 89.

Family spokeswoman Helen C. Harrison said Thursday that Thompson died Oct. 14.

Thompson favored creating sharp-focus, realistic photographs of natural objects in the style popularized by photography icons Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, both of whom she assisted.

In 1952, Thompson was the second photographer to win the San Francisco Museum of Art’s Albert M. Bender Award. Adams was the first.

Thompson was once married to photographer Brett Weston and was a creative collaborator with him. They remained friends until his death in 1993.

Thompson’s husband of 48 years, aerospace executive Daniel Michel Thompson, died in 2008.

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