Herbert Keppler Dies at 82|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, January 7, 2008 - 03:31 EST)
Herbert Keppler, former editor and publisher of Modern Photography and Popular Photography, died Friday night at the age of 82 from heart failure after a brief illness.
Mason Resnick's Adorama News Desk editorial recalls how Keppler gave him his first break in the business.
Adorama has also published a tribute, noting several of their own products "benefited from Keppler's design suggestions."
Jason Schneider has published a tribute to him at PopPhoto.com. After citing his many accomplishments, he concludes, "What probably mattered to him most is that millions of photography enthusiasts all over the world thought of him as 'Kind Old Uncle Burt,' the man whose sage, warm-hearted advice and counsel helped them get more out of their photography for more than half a century."
Indeed, we were often the beneficiaries of his wisdom, which we consulted from the time we learned to read until we last saw him at photokina 2006.