Two Industry Icons, Anita Duncan and Woodfin Camp, Pass Away

August 16, 2018


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It is with deep regret and sadness that we report the passing of two digital media icons.

Anita Duncan was ASPP’s 2005 Picture Professional of the Year, and served as national Membership co-Chair from 2015-2016. Anita has been actively involved with ASPP since its inception in the 1960’s and was one of the early “brown bag lunch group” that later became ASPP.

Anita was a friend and mentor to many in our business and will be sorely missed.

After numerous jobs throughout the country she found the love of her life, New York City, where she lived for over 50 years. Using her art degree, she worked as a college and elementary school textbook designer, book editor, photo researcher and director of editorial licensing. Sixteen months of that NYC time were spent working for Marvel Comics, where she became friends with Spiderman! She was named Picture Professional of the Year by The American Society of Picture Professionals in 2005. When she retired in 2012, she was director of Marketing & Permissions for a stock photography agency – Science Source – originally known as Photo Researchers.

Her love of New York was evident in the artwork on her walls and the Playbills programs she saved from the hundreds of Broadway shows she attended. She returned to Evansville during the summer of 2014 to organize the story of her “art full” life with an exhibit at the Evansville Museum. The 70 years retrospective was on exhibit from August 8th to October 4th, 2015 and is now part of the museum collection.

Woodfin Camp, better known as “Woody” passed away on July 25th, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Woodfin Camp Associates was an old member of PACA back in the early days of the Association and a supporter of the organization for many, many years. His agency was located in NYC and was home to many in the industry who got their start in the four walls of his company

His family and friends will gather to remember “the generous, loving, dapper, gracious, funny, loyal and workaholic” person that he was in the fall.

May they both rest in peace.