Photographer Andy Hanson has died. If you’ve lived in Dallas, you’ve seen his work. A staff photographer with the Dallas Times Herald from 1960 until its demise in 1992, Hanson may well have photographed more Dallas people and Dallas events than anyone else — and then continued to work for the News and for plenty of other freelance gigs. I can’t count the number of times I ran into the always-polite, always-friendly Hanson at museum exhibitions, theater shows, just about any event short of a door opening.
Hanson had a recent showing of his work at the Fair Park Music Hall — in fact, it ended only a few days ago but some of it’s still up on the Dallas Summer Musicals website — and another one in 2003 with Photographic Archives. It won’t seem like a real public occasion without him.
A lovely photo of him can be found on our Flickr page here.