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Brian Lanker (1947–2011)

Born Aug. 31, 1947, in Detroit, Mich. Won Pulitzer prize for feature photography (for the Topeka Capital-Journal) in 1972. The winning photograph was "Moment of Life," showing a newborn on its mother's stomach and the father cradling the mother's head. See full bio »


(age 63) in Eugene, Oregon, USA

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They Drew Fire Director
Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story Camera and Electrical Department


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 2000 They Drew Fire (TV Movie documentary)
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 1995 Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story (Video documentary) (still photographer)
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 2000 They Drew Fire (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
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 1995 Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story (Video documentary)

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Photographer for the Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper in Topeka, Kansas. See more »

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There's just so much left to do.


He is survived by his former wife, Lynda Coburn Lanker; their stepdaughter, Jacki Coburn (born in 1973) of Corvallis, Oregon; a stepdaughter Julie Coburn of San Francisco, California; and a son, Dustin Lanker of Portland, Oregon. See more »

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