Photojournalist is remembered as innovator, problem-solver

ATLANTA (AP) — Jim Dietz, who helped photojournalists to document history on the world’s biggest stages, died while on assignment to cover the Super Bowl in Atlanta. He was 53.

Dietz died Jan. 30 while coordinating Getty Images’ photo coverage of Super Bowl 53. His death was confirmed by the company and his loved ones.

Before he joined Getty Images, Dietz spent about 20 years with The Associated Press, photographing events worldwide, editing pictures, developing new products and coordinating photo coverage of major events.

Colleagues say Dietz was a creative innovator and a master problem solver.

Mike Stewart, an AP regional photo editor based in Atlanta, said Dietz always worked to get the best pictures out fast. Stewart said Dietz was adept at finding solutions when technical challenges arose.

Dietz’s partner Diane Turner says a memorial ceremony is planned for Feb. 16 in Ottawa, Kansas.

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