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Kansas City Star
A Great Loss for Kansas
March 8, 2006
Article featuring Gordon Parks and his accomplishments. He died March 7, 2006. Included is a timeline of events in his life and an excerpt of his poem ''A Sign by the Road.'' Parks received the University...
A Life Behind the Lens
January 30, 2005
Feature article on former Kansas City Star photograher Wes Lyle who was a prize-winning photojournalist.
A Natural Yin and Yang
October 16, 2011
Review of exhibition at Dolphin Gallery of works by Jim Leedy (14 paintings and ceramics) and "toned photographs" by Philip Heying featuring unpopulated landscapes. Includes pictures of Leedy's "Continuum...
Across U. S. by Water Again, after 34 Years
Photo and biographical article about John Hogg, "former Kansas Citian and contributor to The Star" and "67-year-old free lance writer-photographer. ..repeating his adventure of 34 years ago when he was...
Albert Saeger Obituary
Obituary for Albert Saeger, a professor emeritus at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a microphotographer at the Virus Laboratory at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
An Artist of Many Talents
January 23, 2008
Tribute column features William (Bill) Radford Jr., a former photographer for The Kansas City Star who died on December 12, 2008. Before working for the newspaper, he and his father operated Rad Aerial...
Art From Pain
June 3, 2007
Profile of local photographer Larry Schwarm, who is best known for his images of Kansas prairie fires. Schwarm spent 10 days in his hometown of Greensburg, Kansas, photographing the carnage wrought by...
Crossing Plains with a Pioneer Kansas Cityan: Memories of Leadville in 1879
Biographical article about photographer Harman Brown, a photographer in Kansas City from 1871 to 1879, then moving to Colorado and California territories, with photos and history of Colorado.
Custom Color Develops Businesses' Images on Grand Scale
August 11-17, 2006
Custom Color was founded as a photography lab in 1969 by Nate Accardo. "Today, the company has a division called Portrait City, a digital production facility that is geared toward producing photographic...
David Thomson Obituary
Obituary for David Thomson (1849-1933), a photographer establishing his own business in Kansas City in 1873.
Death of Ben Strauss
Photo and obituary for Benjamin Strauss, or Ben Strauss, "81 years old, widely known photographer and founder of Strauss-Peyton studios in Kansas City." Born in Cleveland in 1871 and coming to Kansas City...
Former KC Photographer Bill Batson Dies at Age 59
December 10, 2003
Short article about Batson who was a former Kansas City Times photographer during the 1970s. At the time of his death on Monday, December 8, 2003, he was working for the Omaha World-Herald and had for...
From Strong City to New York City
November 29, 2003
Spotlight on Bailey Lewis, whose photo taken by Kansas City photographer Dan White, is featured on the cover of America 24/7, a book of photography that documents a week in the life of the nation. Lewis,...
Historic Kansas City Film Recovered: Museum Has Restored First Movies of Midwest
Biographical article about George Curtiss (~1865-1931), "pioneering filmmaker" and later writer for the Star and manager of the Doric Theater at 908 Walnut Street in Kansas City, dying at the age of 71...
Joseph H. Wally, Jr.
July 15, 2006
Obituary for Jack Wally who died July 13, 2006 at 93 years of age. He was born June 29, 1913 in Kansas City. He was the chief photographer for the Kansas City Journal-Postat one time starting in 1938....
Obituary for Lou Charno who died on February 4, 2003. She was a nationally renowned portrait photographer. Includes her picture.
Obituary for Mark Kalb, general agent for the Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of Lincoln, Nebraska, and the official photographer at the signing of the peace treaty on the Battleship Missouri between...
Mid-Western Outlook Enhances His Success in the Big City
Photo and biographical article about Thomas Hollyman, "a photographer for Holiday magazine who began his career in Warrensburg, Mo.," and labeled as a "pioneer in photo-journalism" for his early work during...
Nearly 100 Himself, Artist Recalls Years with the Star
Article about reminiscences of artist and probably the first photographer of the Kansas City Star newspaper, Lester Kimmell. Oldest living former employee celebrating his own centennial simultaneously...
Nelson Scores a Coup with Hallmark Photos
January 13, 2006
Article announces the acquisition of the Hallmark Photographic Collection by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The author reports that the collection, estimated at a value of $65 million, will increase...
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