Blackburn Remembered

Blackburn is remembered in many different ways for his valiant efforts of photographing one of the most significant natural events in the 20th century. The National Press Photographers Foundation Inc. grants a scholarship to undergraduate students in journalism. The newspaper that Blackburn worked for at the time also offers an internship for aspiring photographers named after him. His wife, who currently lives in Vancouver, Washington, remembers Blackburn and all that he did. According to an April 2010 article, Blackburn’s wife claims “he died doing what he loved.”


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