Veteran Tacoma News Tribune photographer dies

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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.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com