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walking in the light: a life in photography

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Barn Artists show coming up

This weekend is the first gallery show for the Barn Artists. Our barn will play host to some nice art and, hopefully, a decent crowd. Saturday, Nov. 14, is 10 a.m. til 4 p.m. and Sunday the 15th noon to 4. I am anxious to show off the barn loft which houses most of my exhibit photos. It has not held much of a crowd since we first built the barn in 2000, thinking at the time that we would utilize the darkroom for workshops. Then came the digital world!! With any luck this show will be the first of several every year. Mostly it will be fun to gather some of my favorite people together and “jaw” a bit as we say in the country.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Standing with two icons

Kent Ford of the Missouri Press Association was kind enough to shoot this photo and then send me a copy. I am standing with Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame inductee Bill Eppridge and Hall member Duane Dailey at the most recent induction ceremony in Washington, MO. The three of us were talking about the 1989 Missouri Photo Workshop in which Bill was one of the instructors, Duane was Co-Director along with Bill Kuykendall, and I was an anxious participant along with my wife Marcia. It was poignant to think back to that week in Maryville, MO. where Bill talked for the first time about his photographing Bobby Kennedy's assassination. He also mentioned that he must have taught at 20 or so of the workshops over the years. I was honored to be standing with two such honorable craftsmen of the photojournalism profession. It is just another of the wonderful gifts that photography keeps sending my way.