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Take my Picture-with an E.

by Sarah Phipps Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm •  Published: April 13, 2010
during the 38th Annual Spring Pow-Wow at the University of Central Oklahoma's Nigh University Center in Edmond on Sunday, April 11, 2010. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman
during the 38th Annual Spring Pow-Wow at the University of Central Oklahoma's Nigh University Center in Edmond on Sunday, April 11, 2010. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman

I’m working on a couple of slideshows and hoping to have them ready for the 15th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing next Monday. Yesterday, when I pulled up outside the museum and got into the trunk for my cameras and gear, a man named Ben Edwards stopped on the sidewalk and posed for a couple of pictures. When I ask him what his name was he said “I’m Ben. With an n.”

CHURCH / PRISON: An inmate prays during the Shadows of the Cross service at chapel at Eddie  W. Warrior Correctional Center, Sunday, March 28, 2010, in Taft, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman  ORG XMIT: KOD
CHURCH / PRISON: An inmate prays during the Shadows of the Cross service at chapel at Eddie W. Warrior Correctional Center, Sunday, March 28, 2010, in Taft, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

There’s a few loose ends I forgot to blog about last week, so I’m going to get that corrected. Last week, I posted a picture from Sarah Phipp’s trip to Taft, Oklahoma, to photograph a prison chapel. What I didn’t do was include a link to the video that she put together from the service.

I photographed a funeral for Aja Johnson last week. It was the first time the father of a murder victim made a point to come to the back of the chapel and greet all the members of the media and thank us for attending. We’ve been granted access before and families have been grateful for the pictures before, but rarely do people make a point to greet photographers and reporters. Here’s a short gallery of images and here’s Ron Jackson’s story.

Now you’re both caught up. Check back again, I’ll have pictures of a remote camera strapped to my bicycle and some images from the bombing anniversary to preview.

-John Clanton

by Sarah Phipps
Photographer
Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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