Don Hunstein, Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan photographer, has died at the age of 88

In-house photographer for Columbia Records also shot covers for Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk

Don Hunstein, a longtime photographer for Columbia Records who famously shot the cover for Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, has died following a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 88 years old.

The New York Times was first to report news of Hunstein’s death.

As Rolling Stone notes, Hunstein worked as an in-house photographer for Columbia Records in the 1950s and 60s, shooting album covers for Miles Davis’ Nefertiti, Thelonious Monk’s Monk’s Dream, and Dylan’s 1962 self-titled solo album.

However, he’ll best be remembered for shooting the iconic photograph that covers Dylan’s 1963 album, Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. The photograph features Dylan and his girlfriend, Suze Rotolo, walking down Jones Street in New York’s West Village on a cold February afternoon.


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