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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Skip Brown wrote on May 22, 2017 at 5:35 pm
Fri, 9 November 2012 19:21:28 +0000

I haven't seen John in quite a few years, but I remember him well when we both were assigned to cover President Nixon's visit to China in 1972. John was then, and is now, one of the best photographers of our time. His work for Life then and during that trip, and the pleasure of being in his company stay with me to this day. His picture of Mrs. Nixon's visit to the Beijing Zoo to see the Pandas, with myself, working as a CBS News cameraman with Walter Cronkite, and his producer, Ed Fouhy and other journalists from that historic visit have an honored place on my office wall at home. I just wish the best for John and his complete recovery.
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