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Information Minister pays tribute to the late Winston Sill

Published:Friday | July 31, 2015 | 12:00 AM

INFORMATION MINISTER Sandrea Falconer has expressed deep regret at the passing of Gleaner photojournalist Winston Sill.

Describing Sill as one of the country's finest in the field, Falconer said Sill had a long and distinguished history in photo journalism, not only having worked at the Gleaner for the past 24 years but even before that, in the 1970s, at the now defunct Jamaica Daily News.

She said at the Jamaica Daily News, Sill made his mark as a sensitive and serious photographer, capturing many images of that interesting period of the country's history.

"Winston Sill displayed a creativity and artistry that was arresting, and his passion for photography was evident. Highly respected by his peers, he was known for his doggedness and diligence," Falconer said.

"A friendly and courteous professional, Winston will be deeply missed by colleagues and friends. He has made an important contribution to photojournalism in Jamaica and has set a sterling example for younger practitioners of the craft.

"On behalf of the Government, I extend condolences to his family as well as to his colleagues at the Gleaner and to the wider journalistic community."