The death of
Göksin Sipahioglu © Yan Morvan
It was 8/10 am this wednesday morning when the founder of Sipa Press passed away at the American Hospital In Neuilly sur Seine near Paris. Goksin Sipahioglu was born on december 28th 1926 In Izmir Turkey. He was a journalist for many years and in 1973 created Sipa Press in Paris, that would be among the largest photo agency in the world.
"His name will always be tied to the history of photo journalism.
Goksin will leave many orphans,he was very much admired by the photographers and known as being one of the greatest" said Hubert Henrotte founder of Gamma and Sygma this morning.
La Lettre comes out a little latter this morning to bring this information and will go back more lengthily on the man and his works that every one in the profession mourns this morning.