Photojournalist Lee Lockwood Dies
Photojournalist Lee Lockwood, who gained exclusive access to regimes in Cuba, North Vietnam and other communist countries during the 1960s, died July 31 near his home in Weston, Florida, The New York Times has reported. The cause of death was complications from diabetes. He was 78.
Lockwood is best known for a week-long interview he conducted with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in 1965. From that interview he published Castro’s Cuba, Cuba’s Fidel: An American Journalist’s Inside Look at Today’s Cuba in Text and Pictures in 1967. He also spent 28 days documenting life in North Vietnam in 1967, as the Vietnam war intensified. His story appeared on the cover of the April 7, 1967 edition of Life magazine.
Lockwood was represented for many years by the Black Star photo agency.