Photojournalist Matt Herron, a Rochester native who was known for chronicling the civil rights movement, has died in the crash of a glider he was piloting in northern California, where he lived.
The 89-year-old’s work primarily appeared in the news magazines of the day, including Life, Look and Newsweek.
Matthew John Herron was born in Rochester on Aug. 3, 1931. His father, also named Matthew, was a certified public accountant. His mother, Ruth, was a fabric artist and weaver.