Hubert Henrotte, founder of Gamma and Sygma is dead. The last great actor of the golden age of French photojournalism passed away this Friday, November 20, 2020 at around 3:30 a.m., at the Georges Pompidou Hospital, in Paris, at the age of 86. An intimate religious ceremony will take place and Jean-François Leroy will organize a professional tribute as soon as possible.
On April 2, 2020, at the age of 91, photographer André Sas died in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Val de Marne). In October 2019, Mohamed Lounès, of the Gamma agency, and Christian Ducasse, who knew him at the Association of Journalist Reporters Photographers, still found him sparkling. Publish in The Eyes of Photography
The Sipa Press news agency, named after its founder Göksin Sipahioglu, was created in 1973 in Paris. It is one of the “Three enemy sisters” (Gamma-Sipa-Sygma). The agency distributes the production of the Associated Press in France. Despite this, it has known many financial problems since the 2008 crisis, adventures with the late German agency DAPD before finding a stable group of associates. But its financial situation, like that of other agencies is precarious. Voir la suite