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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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.

Twenty-seven years have passed since Linwood high school senior Randy Leach vanished from a graduation party, but his parents, Harold and Alberta Leach, still want to find their only child.

KU coach David Beaty celebrates an early score in the Jayhawks' 45-14, season-ending loss to Kansas State on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Memorial Stadium.

KU's senior Tre' Parmalee (11) score KU's 1st TD in the first half, as the Kansas Jayhawks hosted the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

Kansas sophomore Bobby Hartzog Jr, (5) dressed warm as he warmed up prior to kick off against the Kansas State Wildcats, Saturday November 28, 2015.

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