2012
12.07

The University of Kansas dedicates the Richard C. Clarkson Multimedia Gallery at Stauffer-Flint Hall

A Fitting Tribute

By JEFF JACOBSEN

Woe be it for the photographer that came back to the Topeka Capital-Journal photography department with images of a ribbon cutting seared by light into the emulsion of a roll of Tri-X film. Back in the day, when the Topeka paper set the standard for newspaper photojournalism, the demanding leader of the department, Rich Clarkson, carved important catch phrases into our minds. …

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Rich Clarkson received assistance from University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, left, and Ann Brill, dean of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications during the ribbon cutting at Stauffer-Flint Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans., on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Only Clarkson’s former photographers would appreciate the look on his face when those big scissors failed to make the cut.

— Photograph by J.B. FORBES

Former Topeka Capital-Journal photographers Jim Forbes, Jack Kenward, Rod Hanna, Rich Clarkson, Bill Snead, Jim Richardson, Dave Peterson and Jeff Jacobsen during the Richard C. Clarkson Multimedia Gallery dedication festivities at Stauffer-Flint Hall, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans., on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

— Photograph by LAURA JACOBSEN

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