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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Kansas' Tim Bowers put SMU's Colin Vadheim on his butt after a partially blocked punt. Photo by Earl Richardson

The Kansas University chancellor’s residence, The Outlook, is undergoing exterior painting and repair this summer, including roof and gutter repairs, removal of lead paint, priming and painting of wood trim, replacement of wood trim and partial replacement of wood railing. According to KU, the 104-year-old home at 1532 Lilac Lane was originally built by Lawrence banker Jabez B. Watkins and his wife, Elizabeth Miller Watkins. It is now the residence of Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and her husband, Shade Little.

With grape harvest coming in the next two weeks, Megan Birdsey trims vines around Fredonia grapes at Davenport Winery and Orchard at 1394 East 1900 Road in Eudora on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

From left, Shelly Moore and her daughter Allayna, 9, of the Palmyra 4-H Club, walked a pair of hogs on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Formerly a Douglas County 4-H member and now a judge, Mary Muckey, left, judges a chicken owned by Keaton Holding of he Eudora 4-H Club on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the Douglas County Fair.

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