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Murray Weiss

Born in Brooklyn, New York February 20, 1926, passed away suddenly in the hospital on February 10, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife, Teri; daughters Debra, Jamie and Joy; son in laws, Leo and Keith; and his grandchildren, Sophia, Alexander, Sara and Paul; and brother, Milton Weiss

Murray was a photographer and teacher who was greatly esteemed by his many students and colleagues for more than 60 years. After working in New York, and at the Philadelphia College of Art, he was instrumental in bringing fine art photography to the Milwaukee area as a teacher at Layton School of Art and was the founder of the Milwaukee Center for Photography.

An enthusiastic political activist, he expanded the awareness of those he came in contact with. Murray lived his life according to the words of his beloved friend and mentor, Ralph Steiner, "In spite of everything, yes."

To see Murray's photography and more about his life please visit his website: