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Photographer Dan Dry to be inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame

Athens native honored for contribution to photojournalism
Sarah Logue | Nov 13, 2018

ATHENS, Ohio (Nov. 13, 2018)—The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University announces the induction of award-winning photographer Dan Dry to the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony will take place Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in Schoonover Center room 145, with a gallery show and reception to follow.

A native of Athens, Ohio, Dry began his career at 16 as a photographer for the Athens Messenger. He attended Ohio University from 1972 to 1976, going on to join the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photography staff and work as a contract photographer for National Geographic.

Dry currently serves on the board of the American Advertising Federation of Louisville, is the director of the Kentucky Derby photo team and is managing director of the creative content studio at PriceWeber, a Louisville-based advertising agency. He is the sole author of more than 20 coffee table books and a contributor to more than 100 books of photography.

Dry has won more than 400 photography, advertising and design awards, including the National Press Photographers Association’s Newspaper Photographer of the Year.

“From photojournalism to the advertising world, Dan has proved to be a leader in his field,” said Dean Scott Titsworth. “He carries the spirit of the Scripps College into that field through the excellence of his work and his commitment to mentoring the next generation of outstanding photographers.”

The Ohio Communication Hall of Fame was established by the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University in 1993. The Hall of Fame honors professionals who exhibit lifetime professional achievement. Each honoree must have a tie to Ohio (either the state or the University).