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1 Rest in Peace | Rick Hunter (Son of Kay Hunter, Former Rockport Resident)

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Brilliant Photographer Rick Hunter, son of former Rockport resident Kay Hunter died at age 53 after a long battle with pneumonia.

In rough landscapes and strange places, Rick Hunter's camera found beauty and poignancy. His lens captured fleeting details and wondrous views of the most unlikely subjects, unearthing something remarkable that the naked eye overlooked, San Antonio Express News.

The Brownsville native began his career in 1987 at the U. S Military Academy at West Point. Hunter served as a staff photographer for the San Antonio Express-News for more than 10 years covering events such as Mexican presidential elections, U.S. naval operations in the Adriatic Sea, current conditions in Cuba, Papal visits and Day of the Dead celebrations across Mexico and Holy Week festivities in Guatemala.

His clients include the New York Times, Newsweek, the Washington Post, American Express, CBS News, AT&T, Jack Daniels, Tecate Beer and The Los Angeles Times. He was also on the board of directors for the Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center.

Hunter's works have been exhibited throughout Texas as well as New York City and Mexico including more than 35 one-man and group exhibits. Hunter is represented in regional galleries and design firms in Texas and the Southwest. His images are part of many private and corporate collections worldwide including Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Spain and Mexico. A selection of Hunter's works are in the permanent collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Austin Museum of Art .

Hunter was an avid Facebook devotee with thousands of followers. He used Facebook to communicate in his final days, continuing to post his “Photo of the Day."  Check out his Facebook page for a view of his wondrous work.

Thank you Anita for sharing this information with all of us in the Network. Such sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.

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Rick was a friend and a unique master of his art. There was a piece of Rick in every picture he ever took. None of his wide group of fans can really believe he is gone--but boy, does he leave a rich legacy. My deepest sympathy to his mom, with whom I once had a delightful conversation about her son and his amazing gift. We'll miss him.

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