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David Armstrong, photographer, dies age 60

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Photographer David Armstrong has died at the age of 60 after losing a battle from liver cancer.

Beloved for his sublime, sensual and softly-lit portraits of young men, Armstrong first rose to prominence as a cult photographer of 70s and 80s New York alongside Nan Goldin. The pair first met as teenagers and their work was shown together at PS1's groundbreaking New York/New Wave exhibition in 1981.

In 2001, Armstrong moved into fashion photography when Hedi Slimane enlisted him to take backstage images for Dior Homme. He went on to shoot for publications including Dazed and Another Man as well as photographing campaigns for Burberry, Alexander Wang and Bottega Veneta.

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David Armstrong