Walker, Henry G. "Hank"

Profession: 
Journalist
Biography: 

Henry G. "Hank" Walker was born in 1921 and died 13 October 1996 in Miami.

Walker was a Time / Life Photographer with over a dozen cover photos for Life Magazine in the 1950s & 60s. Mr. Walker started at Life in 1948 as a contract photographer and joined the staff three years later. In 1951, he was assigned to Washington as a White House photographer. One of his photographs shows the silhouetted figures of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert as they conferred in a hotel room on the eve of the 1960 Democratic convention.

His Volga German ancestors come from the colony of Norka where the surname was originally Wacker.

Source(s): 

- "Henry G. Walker Photographer, 75." New York Times (20 October 1996) [online]

Volga Colonies: 

Photo of Hank Walker wearing sweat band at 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.

LIFE photographer Henry G. (Hank) Walker holding a camera (1944).
Photographer: Wallace Kirkland.

Hank Walker's famous photo of John and Robert Kennedy in a hotel suite during the 1960 Democratic National Convention.