Peter B. Martin, Sr. was a publisher and photographer in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s when photojournalism dominated visual media. His photography appeared in Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan, Life, McCalls and many other magazines. During the 1950s, when he had a studio in Greenwich Village (New York), he published Photography Workshop and Figure magazines. These publications focused on the art of photography, and they included contributions from other photographer friends who worked in New York at the time -- Philippe Halsman, Ruth Orkin and Fred Lyon to name a few. In the mid-1950s through the 1960s his photographs appeared in his Movie Teen Illustrated and Pop Rock magazines. Over his long career, he photographed many people including: Frank Sinatra, Bunk Johnson, Edgar Bergen, Imogene Coca, Edward R Murrow, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr, Leonard Bernstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Natalie Wood, James Dean, Vera Zorina, Kim Novak, Ann Francis, Sheree North, Walt Disney, Jack Webb,the Allman Brothers, Jim Morrison, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin.
Photo: Peter Martin, Sr. is photographing a street crowd in front of his studio at 286 Bleeker St in New York.