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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From left, Lawrence musicians Tyler Gregory and Nicholas St. James perform on the stage at The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St. The two help organize and sometimes perform at weekly open mic nights at The Bottleneck and Jazzhaus.

Portrait of KU alumnus and seismology pioneer Burton McCollum, painted by Kansas City artist Daniel MacMorris.

Portrait of KU alumnus Elmer McCollum, who discovered vitamins A and D, painted by Kansas City artist Daniel MacMorris.

Pictured in June 2015, Capitol Federal Hall, the new KU School of Business building, is going up on Naismith Drive across from Allen Fieldhouse. Construction is slated for completion in spring 2016, and the 166,500-square-foot building will open for classes by fall. The total project cost is $70.5 million, with the $60.5 million construction cost coming from private funds.

Free State High School held its girls soccer camp on Monday as coach Kelly Barah gives his players some pointers on positioning as they receive a kick.

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