Veteran Tacoma News Tribune photographer dies
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Bruce Kellman, a photographer with the Tacoma News Tribune for more than four decades, has died. He was 66.
The Tacoma News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/ujfDmf) Kellman's photographs included soldiers deploying to Vietnam and construction of the Tacoma Dome. He retired from the newspaper in 2007 after being diagnosed with a rare disease that destroys the airways, bronchiectasis. He received a double lung transplant in 2010. He died at home, surrounded by family members.
Kellman bought his first camera at age 9 from lawn mowing proceeds and got his first job photographing a wedding for a commercial studio in Yakima when he was 15. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1967, and joined the News Tribune staff soon after.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com