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Monte Zucker, in memoriam - PPA Today

Monte Zucker, in memoriam

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MontecopyWe regret to inform you that Monte Zucker, M.Photog.Cr.Hon.M.Photog., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away March 15, 2007 from pancreatic cancer.

Just the mention of Monte’s name inspires memories for many professional photographers. Scores have studied under and modeled their careers after this legendary photographer. He redefined wedding photography and his posing and lighting techniques are part of basic photography lessons.

But more than that, his love for life and people carried through in his work and teachings, leaving behind everlasting footprints in the hearts of those who knew him. Despite the sorrowful news of his illness, Monte never let it slow him down or hamper his spirits. Just a few short months ago, he appeared at Imaging USA to personally accept the Honorary Master of Photography degree, honoring his impeccable career and strength.

Perhaps one way to remember him is to consider his view on photography. Monte once said, “Your images should be a lasting testament long after you are gone.” Monte’s testament, though, is not only in his beautiful work, but also in the lives he has touched. After all, he once commented that “Success as a person is to affect people’s lives in a positive way.” Going by that statement, Monte Zucker was a very successful person and will be sorely missed.

PPA has set up a forum on for photographers and friends to post remembrances of Monte. If you wish to post a comment, go to


Monte was the first speaker I ever saw back in 1973 . I had the pleasure of visiting with him and attending his program in nashville last summer and I will miss him and his brand of teaching . Not to mention he is the finest wedding photographer who ever lived. go with god monte. you will be missed. Norm Swafford.

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