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A Photographer's Life by Jack Dykinga

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CHAPTER 5Chuck Scott—Impact and Truth

In 1966, the Chicago Daily News hired a new Director of Photography named Chuck Scott. Those of us working at its sister paper, the Chicago Sun-Times, watched as this photo guru transformed its photography department. Almost immediately, Chuck hired several photographers; all out-of-towners who changed the paradigm of photojournalism in Chicago.

Many of us believed we were pretty good photographers but we suddenly found ourselves competing against a whole different breed of photojournalists. And they were incredibly talented! We knew we had to ratchet up our skills several notches. Chuck brought the highest standards of photojournalism to Chicago—standards that were honed at newspapers such as the Milwaukee ...

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