The is a syndicated post originally published by Wikimedia Argentina. The original Spanish version can be found here.

Wikimedia Argentina is saddened by the passing of our great friend and collaborator, the Argentinian architect and photographer Jorge Royan. Jorge was a winner of the National color photo Ranking by AFA and gold medal recipient from the International Federation of Photography (FIAP). Jorge also held various exhibits in local and international events. He was nominated by Agfa International as “professional of the month.”

As well as being a judge for Wiki Loves Monuments Argentina, Jorge donated hundreds of beautiful photos to Wikimedia Commons so that, in his own words, they won’t stay lost in his computer when he’s no longer around and serve a greater purpose other than just as a curiosity to his grandchildren. We hope that his wishes have been granted. Below you will find a small selection of Jorge’s work.

Thank you so much Jorge!

“A camera is like a bird that should be frozen in flight. To decide from where the bird looks into space (and with what eyes) is our job. Sometimes at ground level, others hang from a chandelier from four meters up. To obtain the wings is our responsibility.”

-Jorge Royan

Wedding photography, The Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic

 

A skater in the Vondelpark. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Multi-neck guitar, Paris, France

 

Jama Masjid the main mosque in Delhi, India

 

Via delle Oche, Italy

 

Violin repair shop, Salzburg, Austria

 

Ford Motor Company vintage Ford, Havana, Cuba

 

Maori rowing ceremonial choreography, New Zealand


We are currently looking to incorporate a photo of Jorge into this blog. If you have access to a freely licensed photo of Jorge, please contact us. Thank You.