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Continued: Obituary: Skip Nelson, pioneering photojournalist

  • Article by: JOY POWELL , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 19, 2013 - 5:32 PM

He broke ground while working 30 years with NFL Films, which named him its “All Time All Pro Cameraman.” And he was named photography director for the 1990 Olympic Festival.

“I’ve never met anybody that could equal his abilities at all — never,” Jacobs said.

Nelson wanted to be remembered by a phrase referring to an aperture setting for bright, sunny days: “May all your days be F22.”

He is survived by his former wife, Grace; children Scott, Connie, Brad and Linda; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings Bob, June and Carmen.

Services are being planned.

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