World-renowned and Chicago-based photographer Victor Skrebneski died April 4 at age 90 of cancer, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.
He helped discover Jennifer Beals and a teenaged Cindy Crawford, and may be best known for his posters for the Chicago International Film Festival that featured celebrities such as Dolph Lundgren, Iman, Marcus Schenkenberg, Anna Nicole Smith, Crawford and Sigourney Weaver. However, he also took photos of icons like Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, David Bowie and Iman, Orson Welles, Sharon Stone and Raquel Welch, among many others.
In the 1940s, he attended Waller High School, the School of the Art Institute and the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, according to the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.
Windy City Times noted that Skrebneski was among the photographers who took pictures of amateur and professional athletes in connection with the 2006 Gay Games, including Esera Tuaolo, Leigh-Ann Naidoo and Matthew Cusick.
There will be a virtual Skrebneski-related Gay Games remembrance Thursday, April 9, 5-6 p.m. MT (6-7 p.m. CT); people can join in at zoom.us/j/596223155. Find out more at "Victor Skrebneski Gay Games Remembrance," on Facebook.
The full Sun-Times article is at chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/4/21208120/victor-skrebneski-dies-90-chicago-photographer-cancer-cindy-crawford.