Jim Beckel
Photography Photographer

Jim Beckel been a member of The Oklahoman's photo staff for 25 years. During that time, he and his cameras have covered virtually every type of news and feature story imaginable, traveling to all regions of Oklahoma to document events and provide photo coverage to accompany reporters' stories.

The greatest benefit of his job is the opportunity to meet a wide variety of wonderful people, from all walks of life, who allow him to share their stories through his photos. His career as a photojournalist has allowed him to understand that covering the plight of a homeless veteran is every bit important as photographing a high-ranking state official speaking about policy matters.

While it's true that I am employed by The Oklahoman, I try to be constantly mindful that the person I am actually working for is the reader of our newspaper.





Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:54:20 PM CST Week 0 HS football photos from The Oklahoman: http://t.co/5TCOeJG7Pz #okpreps #hsfb http://t.co/IxwYYue8jn
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Aug. 28 2015 08:27:26 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Tuttle creating turnovers against Davis. #okpreps http://t.co/9dxdOQRodO
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Aug. 28 2015 08:03:14 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: #okpreps MSM Parker Tipton celebrates a TD. #fnl http://t.co/ZllVfEFL9m
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Aug. 28 2015 07:53:14 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: #okpreps Tecumseh Gus Hull TD. http://t.co/gZbpz17ntn
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Aug. 28 2015 07:53:12 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: #okpreps MSM fumble recovery for TD http://t.co/DzZA8vogcE
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Aug. 28 2015 07:45:22 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Tuttle scores first against Davis. #okpreps http://t.co/UbxQto6ddS
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Aug. 28 2015 07:37:37 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: #fnl has arrived #okpreps. MSM vs Tecumseh http://t.co/KzCl0M72Nv
Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Aug. 26 2015 01:50:45 PM CST Ready for football to start. Pic by Nate Billings from scrimmage at Casady last week. #okpreps http://t.co/ofimlN0LwG
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Aug. 23 2015 11:30:37 PM CST More pics by Nate Billings from scene of Mark Costello's stabbing: http://t.co/xl8ovsnbF2 http://t.co/uXXTHecb8K
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Aug. 15 2015 08:00:52 AM CST RT @nytimesphoto: Meet the man who invented the first digital camera http://t.co/ksd8asCTa4 http://t.co/vsrdR2KPXX
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Aug. 08 2015 05:52:41 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: QB Rudolph Mason talks to the media #okstate http://t.co/IguT38j2aS
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Aug. 08 2015 05:32:22 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: A few faces from @OU_Football media day. #sooners http://t.co/lwAPmYbFzh
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Aug. 08 2015 05:20:22 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: #OKstate Mike Gundy speaks to the media http://t.co/SWQnnHqsD1
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Aug. 08 2015 03:15:38 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: QB Mason Rudolph signs autographs at #OKstate fan day. http://t.co/HpBuYgpYGv
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Aug. 08 2015 03:15:35 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: #OKstate Kirk Tucker signs an impressive Pistol Pete doll at fan day http://t.co/mEqHwvIMsx
Oklahoman Photo Dept Thu, Jul. 16 2015 09:32:28 PM CST Day 2 of the @potus visit to Oklahoma #POTUS #POTUSinOK PHOTOS: http://t.co/OQNxAfkDtPhttp://t.co/u53lcLqXzA
Oklahoman Photo Dept Thu, Jul. 16 2015 12:15:05 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: President Obama tours the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma @potus #POTUS #POTOUSinOK http://
Oklahoman Photo Dept Thu, Jul. 16 2015 09:44:04 AM CST Obama supporters gather for his arrival in El Reno, Oklahoma. http://t.co/RDZO6p02ts
Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Jul. 15 2015 10:11:54 PM CST A presidential gallery: PHOTOS: http://t.co/PUsedelkRx #POTUS #POTUSinOK http://t.co/VsyxG2b57b

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