John Gaps III, Globe-trotting AP photographer, dies at 63

John Gaps III an award-winning former Associated Press photographer who covered everything from war zones to the NCAA College World Series was discovered dead at his Iowa home on Tuesday, according to his family.

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John Gaps III, an AP photographer who traveled the world, died at the age of 63.

An award-winning former Associated Press photographer named John Gaps III was discovered dead at his Iowa home on Tuesday, according to his family. He had documented everything from war zones to the NCAA College World Series. He was 63.

When his son Ethan Gaps asked police to check on his father’s welfare after not hearing from him for several days, Gaps was discovered by them inside his Des Moines home on Monday. The cause of Ethan Gaps’ father’s passing was not immediately apparent.

More so than his photographic skills, John Gaps claimed that what makes his photographs stand out are the risks he took to capture a special moment.

John Gaps III: Early Life, Age, Family, and Ethnicity

John Gaps III’s birth date and Zodiac sign are unknown. At the time of his death, he was 63 years old. He holds an American Nationality. His ethnic group is unknown.

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There is currently no verified information about John Gaps III’s parents yet.

Personal Life of the Late AP Photographer – Wife, Children, and Grandchildren

John Gaps III was survived by his four children, John Henry Gaps of Des Moines, Sarah Bonsall of Ankeny, and Ethan Gaps of Des Moines, as well as six grandchildren.

His wife’s identity has not yet been revealed.

John Gaps III Career in Photography

Gaps III was also a published author. Throughout his career, he wrote columns for newspapers, and in 1997, he published “God Left Us Alone Here: A Book of War,” a book of his own poetry and photographs that takes a poignant look at his encounters with war and conflict from around the world. He began his career with the Omaha World-Herald in the early 1980s before joining the Associated Press in 1985.

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While Gaps was based in Iowa, the Associated Press dispatched him to cover conflicts and events all over the world, including the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997. Gaps left the Associated Press in 2000 to work as a senior photographer for the Des Moines Register, where he remained until 2011.

Cliff Schiappa, the Associated Press’s former Midwest regional photo editor, recalls Gaps as a talented and aggressive sports and news photographer who knew how to get a good shot.

Which school and college did he go to?

Gaps III studied at Iowa State University.