Bob (Robert) De Witt Fitch
(1939 - 2016)
Bob (Robert) De Witt Fitch was active/lived in California, Oregon. Bob Fitch is known for Civil Rights era photo journalism.
Biography Bob (Robert) De Witt Fitch
Following is The New York Times obituary.
"Bob Fitch Photojournalist of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 76" by Sam Roberts, May 3, 2016
Bob Fitch, a self-taught photojournalist whose images chronicled America’s deep-seated ambivalence over civil rights and illustrated the passion underscoring other protest movements since the 1960s, died on Friday at his home in Watsonville, Calif. He was 76.
The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease, said Brian Murtha, his friend and executor.
“Photojournalism seduced me,” Mr. Fitch wrote on his website. “It was my way to support the organizing for social justice that was transforming history, our lives and future.”
Mr. Fitch, a preacher’s son who became an orda
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