Renowned photographer and mentor to Resource Magazine’s close friend and photographer Brad TrentEnrico Ferorelli passed away earlier this week. For now, it has seemed to have gone unnoticed by the imaging community, with his passing revealed in a lone entry  in Trent’s blog.  

brad-trent, photography, photojournalism, news, enrico-ferorelli© The Epoch Times

Ferorelli has worked as a photojournalist for a never-ending range of publications such as National Geographic Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Newsweek, Time, Life, Fortune, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, Geo, The London Times Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Town and Country, Money, People, Discover, Travel And Leisure and Travel Holiday. Born in Rome in 1941, Ferorelli and moving to New York in 1971 where he stayed throughout most of his photography career. In an interview with the Epoch Times in 2011, he explains his decision to move to New York. “For my work, New York was for a long time the best place you could be. Now photography is finished as a profession. Photojournalism is dead. You can probably make more money as a cop in law enforcement than you make as a photographer. You cannot make [a] decent living in photography anymore. If you shoot fashion, maybe, but not as a journalist.”

Still, Ferorelli’s work will survive, regardless of the direction the medium takes. 

Featured image © Brad Trent / Damn Ugly Photography