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 from New York wrote on June 27, 2020 at 3:03 pm
Dearest John,

Today is your 99th birthday and you are on my mind, as always. I wonder what you would make of the COVID-19 pandemic, if you were here. I imagine you would take it in stride and feel strong compassion for those who are ill and have died and great sadness for the world at large. You would make sheltering at home an adventure with wonderful dishes for our meals including a variety of risottos. You would never complain. On the contrary you would be grateful for life and continue to be loving and kind.

Your photograph of the Power Salute from the Mexico 1968 Olympics resonates as much today as yesterday amidst the renewed consciousness of racial inequality.

With love forever,
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