Joyce Dopkeen: Barrier-Breaking News Photographer

From a New York Times obit by Sam Roberts headlined “Joyce Dopkeen, Barrier-Breaking News Photographer, Dies at 80”:

Joyce Dopkeen, who in 1973 became the first woman to be hired by The New York Times as a full-time staff photographer, beginning a 35-year career with the newspaper, died in Rockville, Md.

Ms. Dopkeen roamed widely with her camera for The Times, whether capturing Muhammad Ali squaring off against Joe Frazier, female prison inmates training puppies to be service dogs, exuberant children enjoying summers in urban parks, or the aerialist Philippe Petit pausing during an eight-and-a-half minute tiptoe across the Great Falls gorge in Paterson, N.J., before 30,000 gaping spectators.