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Veteran photographer Junior Dowie dies at 82

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 3:17 PM
In this 2015 photo, Junior Dowie sifts through pictures in The Gleaner's library.

Veteran Gleaner photographer Junior Dowie, has died at the age of 82.

His daughter, Donna Dowie confirmed that the long-time photographer died about 9:43 this morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies where he had been a patient for about a month.

Dowie died from cirrhosis of the liver.

During his over 60-year career, most of them with The Gleaner, Dowie was known primarily for his sports photography. 

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) named its sports photography award in his honour.

His shots have been featured across the globe in numerous exhibitions after being selected numerous times in the British Press Pictures of the Year.

Locally, Dowie has received awards such as a Musgrave Bronze Medal, a veteran journalist award from the PAJ during its 40th anniversary celebrations, and a national honour, the Order of Distinction in 1992.

Dowie leaves behind five children, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.