Education: Teacher with a Camera

Until the birth of LIFE 23 years ago, top U.S. photographers were rare. Today, they range the earth in peace and war, catching the human face in joy and pain, laying out the world before eager eyes. Sometimes they work alone amid squalor and risk; sometimes they haunt the watering holes of wealth. Wherever they are, some 300 artist-hustlers are likely to swap fond recollections of the quiet little man who launched them: Clarence A. (for Abel) Bach, 65, founder of the first U.S. high school photo-journalism course. Last week, after 34 brilliant years...

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