Francoise Demulder dies age 61

Francoise Demulder, the French war photographer who became the first woman to win the World Press Photo award in 1976, has died, according to the International Herald Tribune today. She died of a heart attack at a hospital in Paris. She was 61 years old.

“She was considered by all her colleagues as very courageous,” [journalist Genevieve Lamouroux, a longtime friend] said in a telephone interview. “She was always on the front line.” link