This year's staff:

DAVID REES is the Photojournalism Sequence head at the Missouri School of Journalism where he has taught since 1986. He has been director of the College Photographer of the Year competition since 1987. The bulk of his professional experience was as a staff photographer and then photo editor at The Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. He has taught courses in photojournalism, new media and reporting at MU, and has participated in Poynter Institute, Scripps Howard and National Press Photographers Association seminars and workshops. He maintains interest in grassroots photojournalism and in online publishing. He has served as lecturer and contest judge for professional photojournalism and design organizations and actively freelances photos and stories. He has one book to his credit, on the University of Missouri, and was one of 38 photographers on the 1996 Discovering Ecuador book project. He was a lab crew member on the 1975 Missouri Photo Workshop in Nevada and a faculty member at the Bolivar and Washington workshops.

JIM CURLEY has worked as a photographer at the St. Joseph News Press and the Columbia Daily Tribune. He has also worked for the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and MU Extension since 1986, making photographs for a variety of publications and teaching in the Agricultural Journalism sequence. In addition, Curley has done editorial freelance work for a variety of clients including Agence France Presse. His photos appear in many college and extension publications and regularly in a variety of weekly and daily newspapers in Missouri. His work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and New York Times as well as magazines including TIME, Walking and WEST magazine.
IAN MALKASIAN is the assignment editor at the Oregonian in Portland, Ore. He started working at the newspaper in September of 1998 as an intern after completing his graduate work at the Missouri School of Journalism. Ian has co-edited the Best of Photojournalism numbers 23 and 24 with Randy Cox. Recently, Randy and Ian, along with Oregonian picture editors Patty Reksten and Randy Rasmussen, completed a newspaper tabloid supplement to news photographer containing the editing winners from the 57th Pictures of the Year. Furthermore, Ian has served as coordinator of Pictures of the Year and has contributed to the Missouri Photo Workshop for the past six years.
CATHERINE MOHEKSY is an alumni of the University of Missouri - Columbia. Working her way through college as a laboratory technician; she completed BS in Agricultural Biochemistry. After 12 years in research, she felt she needed a more people oriented job. As technical director for the Missouri Lions Eye Tissue Bank she learned to coordinate an operation that ran the gambit from approaching grieving families to placing tissue for emergency surgeries worldwide. Being on call finally took its toll and when an opportunity to return to the University presented itself, Catherine decided it was time for a new challenge. The department of Environmental Health and Safety asked her to establish a campus safety training program. It was during one of her training sessions on the management of hazardous chemicals that she met Bill Kuykendall. When Bill asked if she would be more interested in working with people that work with live hazardous lifestyles than people who work with hazardous materials, Catherine was intrigued. This is her fourth year coordinating the workshop.
KIM MORRISON is the administrative assistant for the Photojournalism Sequence and is the "point" person on general questions regarding all aspects of the sequence. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Columbia College. In her spare time, she collects just abot everything and anything. Now that her husband, Stephen, is home from the navy and attending college, she may have to hold an auction.
CHRIS ZUPPA is the graduate coordinator for the 52nd Missouri Photo Workshop. Zuppa graduated from Furman University in 1997 with a BA in Studio Art and a passion for visual communication. He is in his third year of graduate school at the Missouri School of Journalism, and he spent last spring as one of the assistant coordinators for Pictures of the Year. He has interned twice, once at the York Dispatch/York Sunday News and once at the Salt Lake Tribune. Zuppa was recently married last spring to a long time friend and companion, Kristin.

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