Missouri Press Foundation announces 2018 induction class for Photojournalism Hall of Fame

The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame in Columbia will induct three award-winning photojournalists and teachers of photography and journalism on Oct. 18.

This will be the 14th group of inductees since the founding of the Hall of Fame in 2005. Inductees are David Rees of Columbia, Dave Marner of Owensville, and the late Thelma Blumberg of St. Louis.

Photographs made by the inductees will be on display during the 4 p.m. ceremony and reception in the Palmer Room at the Reynolds Journalism Institute on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. Those photographs will join the Hall of Fame’s collection of work by inductees.

Marner began working at The Gasconade County Republican in 1992 as a photojournalist and sports and news writer. 

The Photojournalism Hall of Fame was founded at the urging of Bill Miller, Sr., publisher of the twice-weekly newspaper The Washington Missourian, to recognize outstanding contributors to visual communication with ties to Missouri.

Information about the Photojournalism Hall of Fame and previous inductees can be seen at photojournalismhalloffame.org