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Photographer Thomas Benton Hollyman dies at 89

NEW YORK - NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Benton Hollyman, a leading magazine photographer who worked on the classic movie "Lord of the Flies," has died at 89.

Hollyman died Saturday in Austin Texas, according to his daughter.

Graydon Carter, managing editor of Vanity Fair, included Hollyman in a roundup of "photographic greats."

The son of a Presbyterian pastor, he was a staff photographer for the St. Louis Post Dispatch before serving in the Air Force.

In 1963, as a travel photographer, he was hired to direct photography for British director Peter Brook's movie "Lord of the Flies."

Hollyman was president of the American Society of Magazine Photographers from 1969 to 1971.

His daughter, Stephenie Hollyman, says a memorial service for Hollyman will be held at Manhattan's Saint Bartholomew's Church on Nov. 30.


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