While Bruce Dale was shooting exclusively for National Geographic, he had more than 2,000 photographs published in its Society's books and magazines.
Beauty queens, hot dog eaters grace 'State Fair'
"State Fair" is a thoughtful, sometimes funny, consistently interesting collection of 103 black-and-white pictures taken at 10 state fairs. They include fairs in California, Texas, Minnesota and even Kansas.
From NASA to life's origins, writer left imprint on legendary magazine
Ken Weaver is a writer whose stories have gone as high as the moon, as far back as the very origins of mankind and all the way to the bottom of the world.
Nearly two years ago, Kentucky photographer Tom Hardin, a long time friend and editor of mine, called to say he'd contracted with a photo book project, "America 24/7." It would be similar to "A Day in the Life of America," but its content would be photographed over a week's time: May 12-18, 2003. "Day in the Life" was shot in 24 hours.
J-W photographer Bill Snead traveled the world to snap the 50 years worth of photos in his retrospective exhibit
Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee was talking about his autobiography, "A Good Life," which heralds his adventures as a reporter and editor way before and beyond Watergate.
Biography tells self-made story of photographer Robert Capa
Robert Capa's life story is a classic illustration of a man in charge of his own destiny. By placing himself in harm's way on a regular basis, he became the very best at photographing war, knowing full well that most combat photographers don't die in their sleep. He photographed the Spanish Civil War at 23, and in 1954 at age 40, Capa was killed by mortar fire in Vietnam, his fifth war.
Photographer known for capturing momentous occasions recognizes one in move to digital media
Dirck Halstead is one of those lucky guys who picked up a camera in high school, learned how it worked, then made it work for him for nearly 50 years as one of the country's premier photojournalists.
A long time ago, before Watergate even, a lot of us came into this business looking for the Hollywood version of a newsroom. The kind where the city editor yells across the newsroom telling a reporter to drop everything . . . head for a five-alarm fire . . . stop downstairs at Kelly's Bar and grab a photographer on the way. Editors hollered. They hollered things like "stop the presses" and "hold page one," or "get in my office." Many kept bottles of whiskey in their desk drawers for just such occasions. It soothed the throat between demands and commands.
Camera fished from pond now takes surrealistic photos
By Bill Snead Farrell Eaves calls it his magic camera. It takes the darnedest pictures. Sometimes it creates pastel auras or adds symmetrical streaks the color of rainbows. Sometimes drips or blobs of color will magically appear that change a well-composed snapshot into art.
Resident relives Quantrill's raid through family storytelling
By Bill Snead As a youngster, Henry Flory used to hear tales about Quantrill's raid from his grandmother, Suzanah Flory, and about the time she and her family watched in fear as noisy men on horseback set fire to their house and barn 8 miles south of Lawrence. Suzanah was 9 at the time. Now 92 years old, Flory, a lifelong Douglas County resident and retired farmer, recalled some of those stories that sprouted 138 years ago.
Once the workhorse of the farm, windmills have become pasture art
By Bill Snead Journal-World Senior Editor There is something soulful about the sounds that come from an old farm windmill when it strains to stand up to a Kansas wind. The galvanized metal blades, steered by a wobbly tin fin that used to bear the name of its maker, screech and moan as they slowly turn and pick up speed. Their purpose was to drive a hand pump at the bottom of a skinny-legged tower, which in turn filled a livestock tank with well water.