• Date Of Birth: December 4, 1929
  • Date Of Death: January 1, 2021
  • Occupation: Photographer, Writer, Designer, Filmmaker and Artist
  • City: Santa Fe
  • State: New Mexico

George Ancona (December 4, 1929 – January 1, 2021) was an American photo essayist and creator of photo-illustrated children’s picture books. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of immigrants from Mexico. He is renowned for creating vivid photo essays that invite children to immerse themselves in new places and cultures, to appreciate the work of everyday life and to accept themselves as well as others. His intimate portraits and straightforward writings celebrate his own Mexican heritage and depression-era upbringing in Brooklyn, N.Y. Trained as an artist and graphic designer, he entered the children’s book field initially as a photographer, and over the past fifty years has authored, photographed and designed over one hundred books that are beloved by children and librarians throughout the Americas. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.