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Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)

GUEST 26 May 08 - 06:18 PM
GUEST,Gail Harris 26 May 08 - 08:37 PM
Peace 26 May 08 - 11:12 PM
Beer 26 May 08 - 11:22 PM
GUEST,gahr-ianism 27 May 08 - 06:34 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 27 May 08 - 07:44 AM
GUEST,Paul Grushkin 27 May 08 - 02:35 PM
GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz 27 May 08 - 03:13 PM
GUEST,Rick Edwards 27 May 08 - 05:13 PM
GUEST,Craig Harris 27 May 08 - 06:28 PM
GUEST,Cynthia Carssow 29 May 08 - 01:24 AM
GUEST,David Handschuh 29 May 08 - 08:32 AM
pdq 29 May 08 - 10:01 AM
GUEST,Arkie 29 May 08 - 10:18 AM
GUEST,David Seelig 29 May 08 - 02:00 PM
GUEST,David seelig 29 May 08 - 02:02 PM
GUEST 30 May 08 - 08:13 PM
GUEST,Patricia I. 30 May 08 - 10:14 PM
GUEST,Elaine Menashe oldest granddaughter of Sam G 14 Apr 10 - 12:51 PM
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Subject: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 May 08 - 06:18 PM

Just received this from Hank Sapoznik:

< Gahr was one of the first photographers to document the burgeoning folk music scene in the 1960s with work regularly appearing on album covers, in music magazines, documentary films and books. (His 1968 anthology "The Face of Folk Music" -- with essays by Robert Shelton -- is a stunning panorama of over 500 photos of the who's who of American folk music still unmatched in its scope.)
His photo sessions -- a seamless stream of high voltage shouted profanity with teeth clenched around his ubiquitous cigar -- consistently produced lyrical and insightfully breathtaking portraits. David's fearless disdain of the physical distance between himself and his many, many subjects -- Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Mississippi John Hurt, the New Lost City Ramblers, Bruce Springsteen, Roscoe Halcomb, Miles Davis, John Lennon, Eck Robertson, Pete Seeger, Bill Monroe, (oh, yes: and me, too) just to name a very few -- coupled with his brilliant use of natural light produced pictures of powerful nuance and intimacy whether posed or candid.
It is impossible to think about America's popular and folk music of the last half century without having a Dave Gahr picture in your mind. -- Hank Sapoznik>>


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Subject: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,Gail Harris
Date: 26 May 08 - 08:37 PM

He was an amazing man. Rest in Peace David.


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: Peace
Date: 26 May 08 - 11:12 PM

I met Dave Gahr for the photo shoot for the cover of the Singer Songwriter Project. He was a gentle, humourous man with a wonderful ability to set his 'subjects' at ease. In the course of that shoot he became fascinated by an older lady and took a few pictures of her. He had a smile that could charm anyone. He charmed her with it and gave her a kiss on the cheek before we left. I have never forgot that afternoon in NYC, nor did I ever forget Dave. This world was better for his being in it; now, heaven will benefit from our loss.


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: Beer
Date: 26 May 08 - 11:22 PM

Rest in Peace.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,gahr-ianism
Date: 27 May 08 - 06:34 AM

DAvid will be sorely missed in the photo pits. But, his credo "fuck'em': will continue to resonate in this disciple.


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 27 May 08 - 07:44 AM

I remember Carolyn Hester saying that there used to be saying in the US folk scene back in the 60s which went something like: " You know you're a star, when you're photoed by Gahr"


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,Paul Grushkin
Date: 27 May 08 - 02:35 PM

Great eye. Marvelous personality. Will miss him greatly. RIP David.


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 27 May 08 - 03:13 PM

Rest in Peace...


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,Rick Edwards
Date: 27 May 08 - 05:13 PM

I met David Gahr at Morrison Hotel in SoHo, what an amazing photographer.


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,Craig Harris
Date: 27 May 08 - 06:28 PM

Thank you, David, for all that I've learned from you, shooting shoulder by shoulder, or talking backstage, at the Newport Folk & Jazz and Philadelphia Folk Festivals since 1981. Your encouragement and guidance were constant sources of inspiration.
You'll be missed but you'll remain an influence.......
Thanks for being a mentor and a friend.
May your soul rest in peace.
Craig Harris


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,Cynthia Carssow
Date: 29 May 08 - 01:24 AM

My condolences to Carla Gahr, a kind and devoted daughter and equally brilliant photographer during this time of extreme grief. Time will heal. May your father rest in peace.

Cynthia Carssow


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,David Handschuh
Date: 29 May 08 - 08:32 AM

To Carla and Seth

Sorry for your loss. Hope to reconnect with you soon.

dh


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: pdq
Date: 29 May 08 - 10:01 AM

Here is photograph of David Gahr in 1964...

                at Newport


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 29 May 08 - 10:18 AM

Miles away from the 60s folk scene, I could only keep in touch by recordings, Sing Out, and photos by David Gahr. His name is as familiar as any of the "stars" of that time. He has left a wonderful legacy of his time with us.


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,David Seelig
Date: 29 May 08 - 02:00 PM


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,David seelig
Date: 29 May 08 - 02:02 PM

All my best Carla. I live in Idaho now. Hope you are well in this time of sadness. David


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 May 08 - 08:13 PM

Dear Carla, your inherited wit, intelligence, and eye will carry on your father's legacy.

He was lucky to have such a wonderful daughter and friend...
and he certainly loved and appreciated you.

-Colleen Delaney


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,Patricia I.
Date: 30 May 08 - 10:14 PM

Dear Seth,

Thank you for introducing me to your dad many years ago. He had an amazing presence. I read about his passing today in NYT and wanted to send my condolences to you. I know you loved him a lot.

I hope your life is happy! Be well.

Patricia I.


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Subject: RE: Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
From: GUEST,Elaine Menashe oldest granddaughter of Sam G
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 12:51 PM

So sorry for your loss. Your dad used to photograph me and my family in B&W when he was first starting out. We have several of his pix.
How can I get in touch with you?
My grandfather passed away in August of 1991.
Be well.


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