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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Reggie Black Elk, a Haskell Indian Nations University student from Black Hills, South Dakota, sets up his artwork in the Dick West Gallery in Seattle Hall on HINU campus Tuesday December 1, 2015. Art faculty at HINU curated the exhibit called "Visual Nation" that showcased student paintings and sculptures.

Bishop Seabury seniors Thomas Uhler, left, and Regan Zaremba will head up the basketball program for 2015-16.

Veritas Christian School seniors Allie Swisher, left, and Chad Stieben head up this year's basketball squads.

KU Volleyball Associate Head Coach Laura Kuhn sorts through a pile of coats Monday while volunteering at the I-70 Business Center for the annual Share the Warmth coat drive, sponsored by The Salvation Army of Douglas County and Scotch Fabric Care Services. Coats will be available at Suite 104 of the center, 1035 N. Third St., on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

This file photo from April 2015 shows a new practice facility at Eagle Bend Golf Course.

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