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Obituary: Terry Cryer, photographer to the stars

Knaresborough Camera Club expresses its sadness at the news that award-winning Terry Cryer has died aged 82, Despite his status within his profession, he always had time for the club.

Leeds-born Terry, who lived in Knaresborough, was renowned for his portraits of famous people and came to note in the 1950s with his images of jazz and blues musicians. He was described by Mojo magazine as the Dean of UK jazz and blues photographers.

Other celebrities he photographed included Paul McCartney, Peter Sellers and Steve McQueen.

On his first trip to Russia in 1961, Terry's image of guards at Red Square received the Encyclopaedia Britannica Award for Press Feature Picture of The Year.

Knaresborough Camera Club chairman Richard Bryant said: "It's so sad to lose someone who gave so much to struggling amateur photographers such as us."

Former chairman John Minary described him as an inspiring, charming man, who took iconic images.

Club member Karen Noble said: "It was a privilege to have met him and to have had images judged by him."

Terry gave much time to the club through judging competitions and speaking. In 1992, he wrote his autobiography One in the Eye and gave three signed copies to Knaresborough Camera Club.

Terence Anthony Cryer, photographer, thank you for your memories.

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