Dirck Halstead, iconic photographer, personality, lifetime NPPA member, dies at 85


We lost a giant in our profession. An NPPA member since 1971, Dirck Halstead died on March 25, 2022, in Boquete, Panama, of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 85.

The stories of Dirck’s life unfolded across all social media — not just war stories, but stories of enduring friendships, kindness and the consequential ripple effects Dirck had on careers.

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