The Herald has this week farewelled picture editor John Sefton.
Sefton was with the company a total of 41 years and as a photographer, covered many notable events nationally and overseas, including the Springbok Tour of 1981, the Rainbow Warrior bombing in 1985, the Fijian Coup in 1987 (which landed him in a Fijian jail along with a reporter) and numerous Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
As picture editor, Sefton has been at the helm during many historic events, including Princess Diana's death, the attack on the Twin Towers and the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.
Sefton's experience and expertise will be missed in all facets of the industry, but more importantly he will be missed as a colleague and a friend within our newsroom.
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Here is a selection of his work as a photographer.