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Episode 7: Fred Comegys

February 28, 2020

If you're a Delawarean there's a good chance Fred Comegys has taken your photo. For over 50 years Fred worked at The News Journal, working his way from errand boy to the most well-known photojournalist in Delaware and one of the premier newspaper photojournalists in the country in the 1970's. Fred joins us to talk about starting out as a photo engraver, scaling the Delaware Memorial Bridge, covering Muhammad Ali, Karl Wallenda, and the career of Joe Biden - and that time he got thrown out of The White House.

Since we reference a few images during the podcast, we've provided links to what we could find so you can see what we're seeing:

Muhammad Ali

https://www.delawareonline.com/videos/news/local/firststatefocus/2016/06/11/85782150/

Fred's Delaware Memorial Bridge selfie

https://www.artartworks.com/exhibitions/fred-comegys-photographs-at-delaware-art-museum-wilmington-usa-4735/ 

Iron workers in Wilmington and the roller coaster

https://delawaretoday.com/life-style/comegys-five-decades-of-photography/

Karl Wallenda

https://www.facebook.com/fredcomegysphotography/posts/2299045300350438

KISS back in 1977

https://www.facebook.com/fredcomegysphotography/photos/a.1645681989020109/2447091072212526/?type=3&theater

And a great video on how photo engraving was done in the 1950's

https://vimeo.com/134626010

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