David Newell-Smith obituary

By Beatriz Chadour-Sampson

In 1964 my friend David Newell-Smith, who has died aged 80, became a staff photographer on the Observer and married Sonya Hirsch, a freelance photographer.

During his 14 years with the paper, he covered many historic events, including the student protests in Paris in 1968. One of his shots of the événements was among those chosen to mark the Observer's 225th anniversary last year.

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