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Albert P Dadian
Oct. 6, 1912-March 3, 2013
Palo Alto, California
From Leonard Brzezinski
March 20, 2013

When I first joined the Palo Alto Camera Club, I was impressed by Al's portrait work, which often won awards in competition. Being a beginner, and having an interest in portraiture myself, I was soon discussing cameras and lighting details with Al. He invited me over to his home to take a look at his "studio" and see how it was done. Al was able to make an amazing portrait with a minimum of equipment. He posed for me and I took this shot. I had always meant to bring him a copy I printed for him, to see what he thought of it, but never seemed to find the time to stop by. Thanks Al! You'll be missed!

From Leonard Brzezinski
March 20, 2013

Al, as I remember him.

From Laurie Naiman
March 19, 2013

When I joined the Palo Alto Camera Club around 1991 Albert Dadian was one of the most friendly, welcoming, wise and talented member-photographers among the 20-30 there. He remained so over the years, and his beautiful portraits were a towering inspiration for all of us. He was very generous in sharing his knowledge and techniques, either at club meetings or in his lovely Palo Alto home. Although our club has grown to over 100 members perhaps only a few of us older members will remember him. But we are doing our best through our own work to share Al's legacy with others. I'll never forget you! And our deepest condolences to Al's family, with thanks for keeping him on this earth as long as they have. Please let me know when the memorial is being held so I can share this with members of the Palo Alto Camera Club and others who knew Al. (I have many photos of Al that I'd be happy to share, including a portrait he made of our daughter in his home.)

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