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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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In this file photo from 2011, retired Kansas University history professor Charles Stansifer shows off some of his more than 1,000 banana-themed pieces of memorabilia.

Elizabeth Sullivan, left, plays the part of Mayella Ewell from "To Kill a Mockingbird" as Ric Averill, as Atticus Finch, cross-examines her in a re-enactment of key scenes, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the old courtroom at the Douglas County Courthouse. Sullivan and Averill, both of the Lawrence Arts Center’s performing arts program, performed in front of a Lawrence High literature class that is currently reading the novel.

From left, Lawrence Arts Center performers Elizabeth Sullivan and Ric Averill answer questions from Lawrence High students after a re-enactment of key chapters from “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the old courtroom at the Douglas County Courthouse. Sullivan and Averill played the parts of Mayella Ewell and Atticus Finch respectively.

Shade Little, of Lawrence, sports Kansas University crimson and blue colors while taking part in the 10th annual Mardi Gras march through downtown Lawrence, Feb. 9, 2016.

Sky Smeed, of Lawrence, takes part in the 10th annual Mardi Gras march through downtown Lawrence, Feb. 9, 2016.

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