Cuba: Faces and Places
Richard Gwin graduated from Pratt High School in 1968 and, after high school, attended Pratt Junior College for two years. His aspirations then led him to transfer to the University of Kansas to study Fine Arts. He then set his sights on the Photojournalism School. During his three semesters in the Photojournalism Program, Richard received a part-time position at the Lawrence Journal-World. After two years in that position, he became the head photographer for the next few years. For the next forty years he held the spot as Senior Photographer, retiring in 2016. Richard’s many hobbies and interests include drag racing, fishing, gardening, fearless cooking, and building his own home. Recently Richard has turned out his second self-published book, this one on Cuba, showing the change since 1992. He gives personal tours of Cuba.
Gwin has garnered multiple awards from the Kansas Press Association, including Award of Excellence in Online Video, Feature Photograph Award, and Award of Excellence. He has also earned recognition for photography from the International Association of Fire Fighters and for news reporting from SNA Newspapers and the Associated Press.