Barry L. Thumma, a veteran photojournalist for The Associated Press, died on Nov. 25 from complications of multiple myeloma. He was 56.
Thumma attended Millersville University in Pennsylvania before launching his journalism career as a part-time photographer for the Lancaster New Era. In 1973, he joined the AP in Cincinnati, where he covered the Reds and the Bengals.
After two years as the Ohio photo editor, Thumma moved to Washington, D.C. to cover the White House. He captured images of the famine in Ethiopia, and took more than 100 flights on Air Force One to photograph presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.