Pirkle Jones died on March 15th, at the age of 95. He was a close friend and former assistant of Ansel Adams's and a longtime teacher in the Bay area. Although he made many fine California landscapes in the Group f64 style, he was perhaps best known for intimate photojournalism of the Black Panther movement in the 1960s.
(Thanks to Ken Tanaka)
Featured Comment by Jason: "PixChannel.com has a video interview with Pirkle (click on the lower left image)."