LA photographer Julius Shulman dies

The dean of Los Angeles photographers, Julius Shulman, died Wednesday night at the age of 98. Shulman was best known for his iconic shots of mid-century modern houses.

Much of Shulman’s archive went to the Getty Research Institute, but in an interview three years ago, he said he reserved some of his negatives to teach at-risk kids.

Julius Shulman: "You don’t have to become a photographer, but if you do, photography offers so much potential for learning what’s going on in the world around you. Whether you photograph a flower, or a girl, or a drink, or a piece of cake, or architecture."

Shulman worked well into his 90s, and he attended the opening of an exhibit of his work at LA’s central public library two years ago. His health declined in recent years. His daughter says he died peacefully at home in Laurel Canyon.

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