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 Guestbookย  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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Jeremy Smith from Chicago wrote on July 28, 2020 at 1:35 pm
Hi my name is Jeremy . I just wanted to say thank you so much to John. I remember seeing this photo for the first time in high school . It became a true inspiration to me. I never knew how important photography was until I picked up a camera. This photo to this day represents not only much American history but black history as well .
I wrote a post on how this photo kept me going during my younger days dealing with racism. Every time I experienced
racism I think of the story behind the photo how even tho all 3 weren't the same color of people they stood the together for a purpose . Thank you John Dominis R.I H
Admin Reply by: Evelyn
Hi Jeremy,
Your words and thoughts of appreciation for Johnโ€™s picture, the Power Salute, and itโ€™s place in Black History mean so much. Knowing the positive effect this photo had on your life is very moving.
With deep thanks,
Evelyn Floret
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