|6 May 1937||The airship Hindenburg explodes at Lake Hurst, New Jersey with the loss of 36 lives. Black and white shots are by taken most of the press photographers present including a sequence of three in rapid succession by Murray Becker (Associated Press). 35mm color Kodachrome photographs are taken by Gerry Sheedy (New York Sunday Mirror). |
Ed Douglas (1943, 6 May - ) was born - US, CA, San Rafael. American-born photographer who moved to Australia in 1973.
Carlo Mollino (1905, 6 May - 1973, 27 August) was born - Italy, Turin. Italian architect, designer, teacher and photographer. Produced a series of Polaroids.
Tomasz Tomaszewski (1953, 6 May - ) was born - Poland, Warsaw. Contemporary Polish documentary photographer.
Lotte Jacobi (1896, 17 August - 1990, 6 May) died. Portraits of celebrities. She also carried out experimental work on cameraless abstract images that she called photogenics.