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Registration forms for coming MPA activities can be found at mopress.com/current_forms.php. No. 1317 - 18 September, 2015 Photojournalism Hall of Fame to install three Keith Myers KeithMyerswasborninKansasCity,Mo. andgrewupjusttothenorthofthemetropolitan areainPlatteCity,wherehefirststartedtaking photographs for his high school yearbook, using a camera his stepbrother brought back from service in the U.S. Navy during theVietnamWar. Throughout his undergraduate years at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Keithkeptphotography as a hobby and graduated in 1975 with a bachelor's degree inpublicadministration.Afterayearorsoof workingfortheSocialSecurityAdministration, herealizedphotographywashisfirstloveand enteredthegraduatejournalismprogramatMU, where he developed the skills needed to be a workingphotojournalistandreceivedamaster's degreein1981. Beginning in the late 1970s, Myers was a stringer for United Press International where hecoveredgeneralassignmentsandtheKansas CityRoyals.Helaterbecameastringerfor The Kansas City Times . In 1987, he won first place feature in the 45th annual Pictures of the Year competition foraphotographofprisonerswithHIV/AIDS. In1990,hewasnamedassistantphotoeditor,a jobhehelduntil1995.Hereturnedtoshooting photosandcontinuesinthatroletoday. Throughtheyears,Myershastakentimeoff annuallytophotographthePlatteCountyFair. Healsohascopiedandrestoredmorethan200 old photographs from around Platte County whichhedisplaysateachfairandhasshared withthelocalhistoricalsociety. Dean Curtis Dean Curtis lives in Springfield, Mo., where he worked from 1992 to 2014 for the Springfield News-Leader as photo editor and thenmultimediaeditor. He graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in MassCommunications from Moorhead State University in Moorhead,Minn. Curtis' first newspaper job was from 1982 to 1984 at the Williston Daily Herald in Williston, N.D. He then joined the Argus-Leader in Sioux Falls, S.D. as a staff photographer,workinguntil1987.Hethenheld a staff photographer position at the Courier- News in Bridgewater, N.J., where he worked untilbeinghiredbythe News-Leader in1992. During his time at the News-Leader, Curtis led the visual coverage of four of the worst natural disasters to hit southwest Missouri: the 2003 tornados that destroyed Pierce City andStockton;the2006tornadosthatdamaged muchofthesameareas;the2007Januaryice storm that crippled Springfield and southwest Missouri; and the devastating 2011 Joplin tornado. Curtishasbeenacontributingphotographer to three books: Branson Backstage ; Pope John Paul II, An American Celebration ; and Powerless and Cold ,aphotographiclookatthe 2007icestorm,whichhealsoedited. He owns and operates Curtis Photography LLCinSpringfield. Duringhiscareerasaphotojournalist,hehas had support from wife, Cindy, and children, AndrewandWilliam. Larry S. Williams LarryS.Williamswasaphotographerwith the St. Louis Post-Dispatch fornearly40years. Bornin1943,hisfirstjobatage15wasworking at Krummenacher's CameraShop. After high school, his next job was at Sievers Studio where he worked while attending night school at St. Louis University. He learned photography atSieversand,during summers in the early 1960s, he attended theWinonaSchoolofPhotographyinWinona, Ind.,wherehestudiedcommercialphotography, advancedphotography,smallcameratechnique, andnegativeretouching. In 1963, he was hired by Bruno Torres of UnitedPressInternationalasabureauassistant in St. Louis. He also received his degree in marketingfromSt.LouisUniversity.In1966, hereceivedanofferasastaffphotographerto movetoAustin,Texas.Instead,hewenttowork forthe St. Louis Post-Dispatch ,hiredbyJack January,the Post-Dispatch 'schiefphotographer. Williams was a photographer for the newspaper from September 1966 until November 2005. His photography subjects included Mother Teresa, the Dahli Lama, RichardRogersandmanyotherdignitaries.He accompanied Joe Pulitzer, the son of Joseph Pulitzer, Sr., on an international assignment coveringrefugeecampsthroughoutAfrica. Whileatthe Post-Dispatch ,Williamstaught photography from 1977 to 1979 at Maryville University. Heandhiswife,Stephanie,havefivechildren, ivegrandchildren,andonegreat-grandchild. TheMissouriPhotojournalismHallofFamewillinductthreeaward-winningphotographersduringtheHallofFamereceptionandinduction ceremony4p.m.Thursday,Oct.15inthePalmerRoomoftheReynoldsJournalismInstituteinColumbia. Thiswillbethe11thgroupofinducteessincethefoundingoftheHallofFamein2005.InducteesthisyearareKeithMyers,DeanCurtisand LarryWilliams. Photographstakenbytheinducteeswillbedisplayedduringthereceptionandceremony.ThephotographswilljointheHallofFame's collectionofworkbyinductees.ThePhotojournalismHallofFamebeganasaprojectofBillMiller,Sr.,publisherofthe Washington Missourian . TheHallwasmovedlastyearfromWashingtontoatransitionalhomeattheUniversityofMissouriSchoolofJournalisminColumbia. Speakers/presentersattheceremonyincludeMiller;Washington,Mo.mayor,SandyLucy;Columbiamayor,BobMcDavid;MissouriPress AssociationExecutiveDirectorDougCrews;UniversityofMissouriSchoolofJournalismAssociateDeanEstherThorson;andPhotojournalism HallofFameCommitteemembersDavidReesandCliffSchiappa. Induction ceremony planned 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15 in Columbia

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