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 Today at 8:33 PM RT @sarahcphipps: Michigan celebrates Lauren Sweet grand slam #WCWS LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Today at 7:00 PM RT @sarahcphipps: Photos from the @LSUsoftball vs @Auburn_Softball. #WCWS LINK LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Today at 5:47 PM The tarp is out for a rain delay at #WCWS LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Mon, May. 25 2015 10:43:51 AM CST RT @sarahcphipps: See photos from Oklahoma flooding in Purcell and Cache from Sunday via @NewsOKPhoto . #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, May. 24 2015 04:05:32 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: Jamie Myers looks for a neighbors antiques washed into the west cache creek bed #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, May. 24 2015 11:30:43 AM CST RT @sarahcphipps: Kevin Young travels across the Alameda bridge at Lake Thunderbird floods have cut off residents from crossing. #okwx http…
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, May. 24 2015 11:12:40 AM CST As flooding continues we are updating our gallery. #okwx LINK LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 23 2015 10:05:07 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: A truck navigates NW 23rd near N Bwy He made it and @okcpd turned around everyone else, shut street down. #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 23 2015 10:05:03 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: Water runs of the 1-235 bridge over NW 23rd. #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 23 2015 10:05:01 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: A group stands in a flooded parking lot of an apartment complex at NW 30th and Villa. #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 23 2015 09:30:04 PM CST Damage to a gas station at NW 63 & May. More storm pics: LINK #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 23 2015 01:16:45 PM CST Ben Carson wins #SRLC2015 straw poll. More pics: LINK #SRLC #SRLC LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 19 2015 02:09:34 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Veterans yoga class at the VA helps with PTSD.Check out photos,video and @jaclyncosgrove story LINK http…
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 16 2015 09:03:38 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: Shawnee celebrates the 5A state baseball championship. #okpreps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 10:21:04 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Lookeba-Sickles celebrates their Class B state title. #okpreps. LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 09:00:07 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Lookeba -Sickles takes the lead back in the Class B Championship game against Boswell #okpreps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 07:26:20 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Rattan celebrates after winning the Class A state championship #okpreps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 06:19:49 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Nice catch by Rattan's Sebastian Thurman in the Class A championship #okpreps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 05:35:35 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Rattan vs Pioneer in underway in the Class A state championships. #okpreps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 09:41:59 AM CST It's going to be a busy week of #OKPreps. Take a look. @HSVarsity LINK LINK

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