Analysis: Obituary

For this assignment I found an obituary for Jim Marshall in the New York Times.

Marshall became famous as a rock and roll photographer throughout the 1960's and 70's. The obit has a standard New York Times lead, and mentions the names of the most notable stars that he photographed. The lead works- it mentions Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and Johnny Cash, and immediately puts the reader into the scene of the 60's and 70's.

The obit does not resemble a resume at all. The writer describes the feel of Marshall's work and saves the chronology till the end.

The article does not have a lot of outside sources. The writes states that no immediate family members survived him, and a lot of quotes are taken from interviews earlier in Marshall's career. The curator of his most recent show is quoted as well as the photographer Anne Leibovitz.

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