John Dominis

A tribute to the late, great Life photographer

John Dominis passed away peacefully on December 30, 2013. By his side was his partner of more than three decades, artist Evelyn Floret. The renowned photo-journalist passed away at their home following complications from emergency bypass surgery a year earlier.

This website has been set up by Evelyn Floret, at the suggestion of Mike Maple. It is here so that his friends and admirers can sign his guestbook and share their memories of this extraordinary man. He may be remembered through his prolific work, which may be found through the links on the His Work and Obituaries page(s).

Please use the Guestbook  section below to share your thoughts/post comments about John. The notes posted here prior to his passing were most meaningful to him and those posted now are meaningful to those who were close to him.


John was a great inspiration to many in the creative community. If you count yourself among them and care to share a link to your website, John would be proud to offer a link to it from this site. Photos may be manually added in your guestbook message by the administrator, if you would please send them as email attachments to Evelyn at Please also use that email address, should you have any other problem pertaining to this website.

Thank you for your support.

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Evelyn Floret wrote on June 27, 2018 at 10:16 pm
To Dearest John
In remembrance of your 97th birthday

Today, a university professor in Australia inquired about your iconic image of Tommie Smith and John Carlos and he asked how you happened to capture it. I loved the chance to tell him that you covered six Olympics starting with Australia in 1956 and that you anticipated nothing unusual that day at the Mexico Olympics in 1968 and I quoted you as saying " I love sports and I like sports photography. And the Olympics are the biggest sporting event you could photograph (with) the very best people in the world in every sport. I made several covers and many pages in the magazine." So you see John, you live on in your photographs and in our hearts. I treasure the time you shared with me and the generous gift you share with all of us.

With great love for you,
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