Larry Sultan died this last sunday of cancer. Heres his NY Times obituary. His was one of my all time favorite artist lectures to date. He came to Portland not too long ago. Something in his face just showed a pleasure in what he did and a genuineness I admired. His work contained a lot of things I like; it challenged him, it's subtle meanings were something you had to search for, and each piece had as much a dark side as it did a beautiful. The other thing about him was that I could tell he had a lot of the qualities I look for in a teacher (he taught at CCA) the main one being the ability to empathize with someone way different from himself. Being a new teacher myself, I was looking closely at what made him so effective.
Anyway, I was glad to catch him before he went out. Best to you Larry.