Marty Lederhandler wanted nothing more than to known as an Associated Press photographer. For 66 years, that is exactly what he did and what he was. It was no small ambition. The Associated Press began in 1846. They were pioneers in information distribution, with members getting breaking news delivered via a point-to-point system that included pony express and telegraph. The 164 year-old AP has won 49 Pulitzer prizes and 30 photo Pulitzers, more than any other news organization.
Lederhandler died the 25th of March in Hackensack, New Jersey. During his career he documented the world of war from D-Day to 9/11, the presidents from Hoover to Clinton and everyday and studio situations, in which the historic, heroic and comic sometimes collide. Elmo the muppet and friends with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Shot in New York Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001. Below: September 11, 2001 and afterwards. AP.