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Equine Photographer Katey Barrett Passes Away

Photographer Katey Barrett, long associated with artful images of Santa Anita, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22 after a bout with cancer. She was 91. Barrett's images, often easy to identify due to her unique style, were part of Santa Anita's opening day Winter Meet souvenir calendar for over 30 years. A Minnesota native, Barrett came to California in the 1950s and worked on several TV shows, as well as on a movie with Don Knotts. "Katey had been on hospice and was diagnosed with cancer a couple of months ago,"...

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Cranham Out in Front on the Back Pages

Non-media types won't know that there is creative rivalry between reporters and photographers. Scribes persist with the belief that words defeat images. But often the finest 'snappers' see permanence that writers can't fully capture on a keyboard. Then, cameras triumph over laptops. Gerry Cranham, who died on Friday aged 94, helped start a wave of innovative picture taking in an age when 48-megapixel camera phones were non-existent and print was everything. And when Cranham finished taking shots of Muhammad Ali, Pele and the Olympics, he turned his restless eye mostly...

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