WASHINGTON, Mo. ‹ Two big-city photographers and two from rural communities were inducted into the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame in Washington, Mo., on Thursday, Oct. 21.
The sixth annual induction ceremony was held in the Hall of Fame building, with a reception following.
This year’s inductees were Scott Dine, retired director of photography for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Bob Foos, editor and publisher of the Webb City Sentinel; Roy Inman, a longtime photographer for The Kansas City Star; and the late Tim Jaynes, photographer for the Sikeston Standard Democrat.
Examples of each inductee’s work will be displayed in the Hall of Fame during the induction program. Inductees or their families or representatives will receive plaques.
Just inside the door of the Hall of Fame is a plaque that explains the purpose of the Hall. It reads:
"The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame endeavors to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to Missouri journalism, and to provide an exhibit venue to showcase these visual reporting pioneers."
More information about the Photojournalism Hall of Fame and previous inductees can be seen at https://mopress.com/Photojournalism_HOF.php.
Here is brief biographical information about this year’s inductees:
Scott Dine had a darkroom when he was 12 years old growing up in Amarillo, Texas. He worked on his high school yearbook and newspaper, and began working in the darkroom of the Amarillo Globe News in the early 1950s.
Dine attended the University of Texas, went to work for United Press in the Dallas bureau, then moved to the UP bureau in Austin.
After serving in the Army he worked briefly at the Times-Dispatch in Richmond, Va., the Denver Post and the Houston Chronicle. In 1964 he joined the staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he remained for 35 years.
He worked as a Sunday Pictures Magazine photographer, a photo editor and then director of photography before retiring in 1999.
He and his wife, Anne, have two children and two grandchildren.
Only seven months after achieving his goal of becoming a photographer for a "good-sized daily newspaper" in 1977, Bob Foos realized that his heart longed for community journalism. He quit the Joliet Herald News in Illinois and enrolled in the Missouri School of Journalism.
Foos got his start with The Carthage Press. After a few months there he stopped in unannounced at the Topeka Capital-Journal to show his portfolio and inquire about a job. Instead, he got some advice ‹ attend Cliff Edom’s Missouri Photojournalism Workshop at MU. He took the advice ‹ twice. He attended the 1975 and 1976 workshops.
Foos and his wife, Ann, had graduated from Wichita State University in 1972. Several years later, after his first semester at MU, Foos received the AP Ernie Pyle Scholarship. While in journalism school he worked at the Columbia Missourian and later for Charlie Hedberg at the Centralia Fireside Guard.
Upon graduation from MU in 1979, Foos bought into the flagging Webb City Sentinel. The revived weekly now has 2,000 subscribers, and both Foos and his partner, Merle Lortz, have been honored by being named Distinguished Citizens by the Webb City R-7 Schools Foundation.
The Sentinel is known for its excellent local photography and outstanding design.
Roy Inman began what he calls his "checkered photography career" shooting freelance for the Kansas City Kansan while he was in junior high school. That work helped pay for a car, dates and his family’s household expenses.
Later, freelance work for clients such as the AP, the Topeka Capital-Journal, The Kansas City Star and commercial accounts helped pay for his studies at the University of Kansas.
After graduation he went to work for The Star for a couple of years before realizing he needed more photojournalism training. He enrolled at the Missouri School of Journalism. Then came a 17-year stint at The Star as director of photography for "Star Magazine."
In the early 1980s, suffering from a midlife crisis, Inman, his wife and two children moved to Denver where he opened a bakery. After three years they returned to Kansas City and Inman began his full-time freelance photography business. His clients included The New York Times, AT&T, General Electric, Sprint and many others. He produced books and calendars.
In 1994, Inman began a six-year project to document the restoration of Union Station in Kansas City. He spent more than 20,000 hours and shot more than 70,000 pictures of that project, mostly as a volunteer.
His work today leans toward exhibitions and artistic photo illustrations.
Timothy Jaynes died of a heart attack in 2008 at the age of 38. He had been a photographer since 1989 at the Sikeston Standard Democrat and owned Jaynes Photography.
Mr. Jaynes attended high school in Sikeston, graduated from Thayer High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.
Mr. Jaynes always strove to make his next photograph better than the last, and he eagerly shared his knowledge and experience with summer interns and new employees, said his managing editor, Jill Bock.
Mr. Jaynes had a close relationship with his community, including the Department of Public Safety. He carried one of the Department’s pagers and was called out at all hours to photograph accidents, fires and special operations. "Every one of our officers considered Tim Jaynes one of us," said the director of the Department.
Community organizations that Mr. Jaynes devoted himself to were the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center and the Sikeston Jaycees and their Bootheel Rodeo. He contributed countless hours of his time and all of his photographic talents to helping ensure the success of both organizations.
He also took over, revived and expanded the Standard Democrat’s annual Community Christmas Campaign, bringing in many new partners and becoming Santa Claus to thousands of Sikeston families who otherwise would have had little to celebrate during the holidays.
Mr. Jaynes is survived by his wife, Christy, a daughter, a son, five brothers, a sister, and his stepmother.