Stanley Tretick

Stanley Tretick

Stanley Tretick photographed presidents and celebrities, covered wars and campaigns. But he will be remembered most for a black-and-white image of a toddler. Tretick, a Look magazine photographer throughout the 1960s, shot the once again famous picture of John F. Kennedy Jr. peeking out from under his father’s Oval Office desk. Tretick, who died last week at age 77, received his photographic training from the Marine Corps, serving in the Pacific during World War II. He covered the Korean War for United Press, then worked for Look until it folded in the 1970s, and later for People magazine. But the Kennedy images will be his legacy. Another Tretick photograph, of a pensive Robert Kennedy, was used on a postage stamp in 1979.

Soliah (Reuters/Pool); Picture: Jean Van de Velde (David Cannon–AllSport); Picture: Stanley Tretick (Corbis/Bettmann–UPI)

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