Jay Colton Remebered

Bath House Studios is hosting a Memorial Tribute service for long-time Time Magazine photo editor Jay Colton who passed away last month at an international photography festival in Brazil.

Colton died September 18 in Brazil while working at an international photography festival. He was 57. He’s survived by his wife, Moira North, and son Christopher.

The two-hour gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m. EST at 540 East 11th Street in Manhattan. The former studio of photographer Eddie Adams is the site of the celebration because Colton was one of Adams’ Barnstorm Workshop faculty members each year, and Adams’ and Colton’s families – including picture editor JimColton, Jay’s brother, and their father, Sandy Colton – were long-time friends.

A tribute to Colton that was prepared for this month’s Barnstorm Workshop is now online for viewing on YouTube.

In addition to working as a photographer, during his extensive career Colton was a picture editor and special projects editor for Time Inc. and TIME magazine for more than 20 years, a picture editor at Sports Illustrated, as well as working at the agency Gamma Liaison. Colton joined Time Inc. in 1981 as an associate picture editor for MONEY magazine.

I did not know Jay that well, having only met him while I was attending the Adam Adams Workshop.  But he and his brother had a big impact on many many of today’s best photographers.

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