2011
04.01

By BRUCE THORSON

LINCOLN, Neb. — Brian Lanker’s recent passing has left us saddened, stunned and shocked.

I was Lanker’s lab tech, joining the Eugene Register-Guard in July 1981. He was really my first photojournalism mentor and teacher. He was meticulous and demanding. He was a thinker first and a photographer second. As his lab tech I was on the periphery of his influence and teaching. Still, he had a profound effect on me as a photojournalist. Many thanks, Brian Lanker, for the lessons I learned from you.

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