Marty Lederhandler

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Martin "Marty" Lederhandler (November 23, 1917 – March 25, 2010) was a photographer for the Associated Press for 66 years, making him the longest-serving AP staff member.[1] During his career, he photographed every President of the United States "from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton".[2]

Lederhandler began working with the Associated Press in 1936,[3] and participated in D-Day as an official US Army photographer.[4]

He retired in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, saying they helped spur the decision.[3] His photograph of the burning towers of the World Trade Center juxtaposed against the Empire State Building has been described as "iconic".[5]

Lederhandler suffered a stroke on February 17, 2010. He died on March 25, 2010 at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.[2]


  1. ^ Flying the coop.(retirement of AP photographer Marty Lederhandler) from American Journalism Review, 1 January 2002, archived at
  2. ^ a b Richard Pyle (March 26, 2010). "Marty Lederhandler, AP lensman for 66 years, dies". The Washington Post. Associated Press story. Retrieved 2010-03-26. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b New York's Longest Run at Digital Journalist, by Richard Pyle, February 2002
  4. ^ Shooting D-Day through a lens at the BBC, 21 June 2004
  5. ^ 100 Iconic Photos of the Decade at CTV Television Network

External links

  • Gallery of some of Lederhandler's best-known works
  • Marty Lederhandler BBC Article

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