Daniel Reese Bibb

Posted: Friday, October 23, 2009

Former Juneau resident Daniel Reese Bibb died Sept. 14, 2009, in New York City. He was 43.

He was born Oct. 17, 1965, in Juneau to Ellis "Pete" and Mary Ellen Bibb. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1984.

He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and graduated with a bachelors' degree in fine art from Tufts University in 1989. He studied painting and photography, combining the two by overlaying painting on his large scale black and white photos. He completed the Museum School's Fifth Year program in 1990, winning the Traveling Scholars Award, which he used to fund a trip to Egypt to photograph the pyramids and other ancient structures. His photographs of the pyramids were among his most well known and most requested by friends and family.

In 1994, he moved to New York City, where he worked as a commercial photographer specializing in architectural photography. His photos are published in numerous books including Ken Tate Selected Houses Volumes 1 and 2, Building with Light in the Pacific Northwest, and Arcadian Architecture. He also photographed architect Renzo Piano's renovation and expansion of the Pierpont Morgan Library for The Architect's Newspaper.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ellen Bibb.

He is survived by his father; sisters, Sally and Aimee; brothers, Peter Bibb and wife, Mona, James Bibb, and John Bibb and wife, Amy; brother-in-law, Will Metcalf; aunt, Rosemary McCormick; nieces and nephews, Luke, Katie, Ellis, Dan, Sally, Roesel, Hannah, Julianna, Samuel, Harrison, Bethany, Leah and Luke Bibb; his Montana cousins; and many close friends in New York, Boston and elsewhere in the world.

A celebration of his life was hosted by his friends on Oct. 8 in New York. No local services are planned. His family may be reached at 5610 Thane Road, Juneau, AK 99801.

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