Biography

Lou RequenaBorn in 1919, Louis (Luis) Requeña, World War II veteran, may be one of the most fortunate men in America. Working at the Veterans Administration in Manhattan after the war, he was asked to take pictures of another vet who had become a professional boxer. Discovering a talent, he began freelancing for El Diario La Prensa, the largest and oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in New York City, and the oldest Spanish-language daily in the United States (cit), photographing Yankees players with local amateur Hispanic Teams. With his pictures getting a lot of attention, soon the Yankees invited him to shoot pictures for them, as well. In 1958 he began a 50 year career capturing some of the biggest names in baseball in all their glory. Lou's last published photo was in the NY Times on Sept. 15, 2008 for Reuters (Derek Jeter acknowledging the fans after he tied Lou Gehrig's record for most career hits at Yankee Stadium).