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NYTimes obituary of Peter B. Kaplan

This is the New York Times’ obituary for my father’s cousin, mine once removed, Peter B. Kaplan. One of the words they use here is “relentless,” and he was – a difficult, noisy man, a gifted and passionate photographer. I was at his first wedding to Harriet, in Great Neck; he took his own wedding photos with a tripod set up behind the rabbi – “I do,” click click click. It was thrilling to visit his loft in the Village, where the bathroom was papered with photographs he’d taken of animals and insects copulating, and his African grey parrot Kosuku dominated the conversation. The world is quieter but diminished without him.



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