It all started in 1954:
Journal-World, Lawrence, Kansas
Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kansas
News-Journal, Wilmington, Delaware
United Press International, Vietnam and Chicago, Illinois
National Geographic Magazine, Washington, D.C.
Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Journal-World, Lawrence, Kansas. Second time.
Washington Post, Washington, D.C. Second time.
Have taught at the University of Kansas’ Schools of Journalism and Design. Today living in Lawrence, Kansas.
At last, a website to call my own. We loaded our first version with photos I had handy and captioned. Captions, by the way, are the most abused/neglected element in journalism.
I fell in love with journalism and making pictures when I was 17 and a Lawrence High School senior. That was in 1954. Camera of choice was a Speed Graphic using 4x5" film. My good fortune began when I was hired by the Journal-World's photo-boss-from-Hell, Rich Clarkson. I worked for him nine years in Lawrence and Topeka, each year tougher than the previous. "That's good enough" was not in his vocabulary. His emotional kicks in the ass gave me a head start in a trade that I care for as much today as I did a hundred years ago.