Archive for Monday, October 24, 2011

Former Journal-World staff member Rich Clarkson wins photography award

October 24, 2011, 11:53 p.m. Updated October 25, 2011, 11:32 a.m.


Rich Clarkson, a Lawrence native, on Monday received a Lucie Award, which celebrates achievements in photography throughout the world.

Clarkson, who started his career as a photographer at the Lawrence Journal-World, was recognized as one of six master photographers. The award, which was presented by the Lucie Foundation in Los Angeles, noted his achievement in sports photography.

Clarkson, who owns a Denver-based company, Rich Clarkson and Associates, graduated in 1956 with a journalism degree from Kansas University. He also has worked for the Topeka Capital-Journal, Sports Illustrated, the Denver Post and the National Geographic Society.


riverdrifter 6 years, 8 months ago

Rich is as good as it gets and congrats to him.

John Spencer 6 years, 8 months ago

"Rich Clarkson, a Lawence native" Is that near Toeka?

Paul R Getto 6 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations on your good work, Sir.

sad_lawrencian 6 years, 8 months ago

1-This is not news. 2-How about a sample of Mr. Clarkson's work? 3-It had been a while since we were honored with a puff piece about a current or former LJWorld staff member who wins an award, gets a promotion, brings in a new contract, etc. I was starting to miss it. The only thing missing from this piece: it's not about a member of the Simons family. I'm sure we'll hear something from them sooner or later.

Tyson Travis 6 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations, Rich! Many years ago you worked with my Mother at Centron when they were on Massachusetts Street. Believe you took a front-page photo of me for a J-W story on back to school in 1951. Have always admired your work. Tyson Travis, Ark.

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