Edward Crawford, the man many considered a hero of the Ferguson Uprising after he was photographed throwing a tear gas canister away from protesters, was found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday.
Pet the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Crawford, 27, was confirmed dead by his father and mother, who identified his body at a morgue on Friday.
St. Louis police said Crawford had been complaining of distress to two women seated in the car, where he suddenly shot himself.
Crawford’s death came as a shock to his father, Edward Crawford Sr., who told the Post-Dispatch that he’d seen his son in good spirits two days before the shooting. “He was wonderful, great, always in a good mood,” the elder Crawford said. “He just got a new apartment and was training for a new job.” Read more (5/5/17)
Born in Nigeria and raised in New Jersey, Modu was a young photographer whose parents had been part of the first wave of immigrants.
His photos have graced the covers of Rolling Stone Magazine and Jazz Times, Chi will also be remembered for shooting iconic album covers for Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Mobb Deep, Mad Lion, and Christian McBride. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including the Hutchins Gallery, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville NJ, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn NY, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland OH.
wait. A Nigerian took one of Nas’ and BIG’s most iconic photos ever?? Dope!