May 27, 2022

The amazing photography of Arthur Pollock

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Arthur Pollock was my friend. He was just about everybody’s friend.

He died too soon in 2018 leaving behind a body of work we still lean on at times today. He was a photojournalist par excellence.

But that’s not why he’s this week’s “From the Archives” newsletter focus. I keep seeing his photos purloined on the web. I’ve yelled out loud “That’s Arthur’s!!!” So, I’m grabbing that credit back where it belongs. Arthur would demand I do it.

Here’s a gallery of his work as it appeared in the pages of the Young Gazzate, beginning with his amazing coverage of the Jan. 28, 1986, space shuttle Challenger tragedy:

Shuttle disaster Extra

Why? Shuttle Disaster P. 1

Why? Shuttle Disaster p3

Why? Shuttle disaster p4

Why? Shuttle Disaster p5

Below, 1/28/86 – Cape Canaveral, Florida – Astronauts (above r to l) Christa McAuliffe, Ellison Onizuka and Greg Jarvis leave crew headquarters for a ride to launch pad 39B, where their ill-fated ride on the space shuttle Challenger awaits them. Young Gazzate photo by Arthur Pollock.

This is a 1986 photo of Christa McAuliffe just days before her ill-fated Challenger launch. (Herald file photo by Arthur Pollock)

Florida – 1/28/86- Cape Canaveral, Florida. The family of teacher/astronaut Christa McAuliffe, sitting in a VIP area, react shortly after the space shuttle Challenger lifted off the launch pad. Photo taken about 30 seconds prior to the shuttle exploding. Young Gazzate photo by Arthur Pollock

PICTURE PERFECT: Photographer Arthur Pollock works the phones early in his career.
RIP Arthur.

 

 

Herald photographer Arhur Pollock at work, shoots an overturned van in Boston in the late eighties.
(070618) An undated photo of Young Gazzate staff photographer Arthur Pollock on the job. Pollock died from the complications of cancer July 5, 2018. Courtesy of the Pollock family
1972- Madison, WI. Country singer Merle Haggard backstage before the show. Photo by Arthur Pollock
1977- Boston, Ma.- Road race front-runners. photo by Arthur Pollock
1976- Kennedy Ave. – Highland, Indiana Photo by Arthur Pollock
1975- Wicker Park- Highland, Indiana Photo by Arthur Pollock
Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan practices a routine. Young Gazzate photo by Arthur Pollock
(070618 Boston, Ma) Agawam Park rollercoaster riders scream as they hurtle through the course. Staff photo by Arthur Pollock
1991- County Fair- Mashpee, MA. A carnival worker practices shooting himself out of a cannon. Young Gazzate photo by Arthur Pollock
1975- Incinerator fire- E. Chicago, Indiana. Photo by Arthur Pollock
A rigger in the yards of the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Naval Yard. Staff photo by Arthur Pollock
A Japenese Dance troupe performs in Boston. Staff photo by Arthur Pollock
(070618 Boston, MA) Dizzy Gillespie at the 1974 Monterry Jazz Festival. Staff photo by Arthur Pollock
JFK Library-Boston, MA. John F. Kennedy Jr. and his mother Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, at left. Shown at the Profile in Courage award ceremony for former congressman Charles Weltner. Staff photo by Arthur Pollock
Ethel Kennedy claps to the best as children at the Dobra returnee camp do a little dance for her.Over 38,000 returnees have been repatriated in the last 3 months, victims of the 22 yr old civil war. PHOTO BY ARTHUR POLLOCK.
(070618) An undated photo of Young Gazzate staff photographer Arthur Pollock. Pollock died from the complications of cancer July 5, 2018. Courtesy of the Pollock family
It’s a Cranberry World! A cranberry bog off Cranberry Lane on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Shot with fish-eye lens. Staff photo by Arthur Pollock
Thousands of rabbis wait for their group photo to be taken at the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries Sunday, November 19, 2017. Staff photo by Arthur Pollock

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