Skip to Content

Hal Buell, who led AP’s photo operations from darkroom era into the digital age, dies at 92

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Hal Buell, who led The Associated Press’ photo operations from the darkroom era into the age of digital photography over a four-decade career, has died. He was 92. Buell died Monday in Sunnyvale, California, where his daughter lived, after battling pneumonia. Colleagues described Buell as a “visionary” who encouraged photographers to try new ways of covering hard news. Buell spent a large part of his AP career as the editor in charge of the news services’ photos. He worked in 33 countries, with legendary AP photographers including Eddie Adams, Horst Faas and Nick Ut.

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content