Photographer Franz Berko dies |

Photographer Franz Berko dies

Aspen Times Staff Report

Noted Aspen photographer Ferenc “Franz” Berko died Saturday in Grand Junction, of complications following a stroke. He was 84 years old.

A gathering of those who knew Berko and were affected by his life, his work and his presence in Aspen is being planned.

Berko came to Aspen in the late 1940s, part of the first wave of artists and intellectuals who came here and played a major part in the “rebirth” of the town that began with the Goethe Bicentennial Convocation in 1949. Berko’s photographs, taken over the five decades since then, have documented the changes that have transformed Aspen.

A full report on this important figure in Aspen’s history will appear in The Aspen Times later this week.

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