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walking in the light: a life in photography

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.