Richard Gwin (Photographer)

I was born in Pratt, Kan., in 1950, graduating from Pratt High School 1968. I attended Pratt Community Junior College and Kansas University, majoring in fine arts and worked through the photojournalism sequence.

Before joining the Lawrence Journal-World, where I now serve as senior photographer, I worked for the Hutchinson News and the Wichita Eagle.

I have several hobbies that keep me busy, either gardening in the summer months or working on my current house, and when I don't have anything else to do I work on rebuilding a 1949 Ford Anglia from England. There's also always another trip to Cuba to plan, where for each of the last 19 years I've traveled and written stories and thousands of photos.

I have been a photographer for the Journal-World for 30 years, and attribute a lot of my success to the people of Lawrence that I've photographed, getting ideas and becoming part of the community.

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Navinkumar Patel, of Shawnee, looks on in court Tuesday as he waived his right to a preliminary hearing in an attempted first-degree murder case. The 46-year-old owner of Super 8 in Lawrence is accused of stabbing his wife twice in the abdomen at the motel, 515 McDonald Drive, on June 24. Patel is pictured in front of his interpreter.

Kansas University artist-in-residence Michael McCaffrey moves some paintings of his father, a subject of many of his works, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 in his Lawrence studio.

Michael McCaffrey Sr. has held onto this Journal-World clipping since 2004, when the newspaper reported on an early gallery show of his son, Michael McCaffrey Jr., then a student at Kansas University.

Kansas University artist-in-residence Michael McCaffrey works in his studio, just off the KU campus, on a oil painting of his father.

Michael McCaffrey Sr. relaxes in his son's studio as he looks over one of the many paintings that fill the space. His son, artist Michael McCaffrey Jr., has spent the last year and a half documenting his father and childhood home in an ongoing series of portraits.

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