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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Lucy White is owner of Panda Garden at 1500 W. Sixth St., which closed at the end of April after three decades in business.

Prairie Park Elementary School third-grader Savannah Lewis, 9, gets a history lesson on the people and issues that have shaped the growth of Douglas County on Friday at the Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St. It is one of the museum’s permanent exhibits.

Cheyenne Bartz, shown here working on a painting at her Lawrence home, is one of approximately 100 artists showing work in Sunday's Art in the Park exhibition. The Lawrence Art Guild organizes the annual event, which will be be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the east side of South Park.

Lawrence High senior Alan Clothier thanks all who were in attendance at LHS on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, as he signed a letter of intent with Appalachian State University.

Free State’s Madison Norris, left, dodges out of the way of right fielder Jasper Hawkins on Tuesday at FSHS. The game was suspended in the second inning.

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