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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Alishba Khan from Saddle Brook wrote on May 19, 2021 at 12:52 am

I have been studying John's work, particularly his photograph "Black Power Salute", for my photography class, and I'm so glad that I am. His work seems so inspiring to me, that he could use art as a way to express the issues of the movement, as well as the events taking place today. I hope that I can do something like him one day, and use my poems the way he used his talent of photography. I'm so sorry for your loss Evelyn, he seemed like a beloved and amazing man, photographer, and human being!
Admin Reply by: Evelyn
Dear Alishba,
Your poetic words that describe the beautiful feelings you have about Johnโ€™s photograph, โ€œThe Black Power Saluteโ€, itโ€™s relevance today, how he inspires you, your wish to inspire with poetry one day the way Johnโ€™s art inspires through photographs is very touching.

Be aware, that speaking from your heart, your wish to inspire through poetry has already come true because you have touched me and I believe anyone who reads your words will feel their honesty, strength and beauty and be moved.

John was everything you imagine. He loved life and found goodness in people. He was a wonderful human being and I miss him.

Thank you Alishba.

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