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There are fond remembrances out there already by those who knew Burt Keppler better than I did, including former Popular Photography editor Jason Schneider and former Pop managing editor Mason Resnick, both also Burt’s colleagues at the late Modern Photography. Burt’s old friends have tried their best to convey specifics of his brilliant career, though the man had such influence and such a presence in the photo industry that it would be impossible to account for so much history with anything but a thick biography. Read their tributes if only for the sense of a life fully lived, and I’ll add just a few thoughts and recollections. (Below, Burt with fellow Pop Photo great Norman Rothschild.)