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Darrell Barton

Inducted: 2004

DARRELL BARTON (1942-2015) assembled and led an award-winning photo staff as chief photographer at WKY/KTVY Channel 4 in Oklahoma City. A member of the National Press Photographers Association for 30 years, he served as a faculty member at annual workshops in Norman, and the Barton critique is gospel. He was a combat Marine in Vietnam and entered TV news photography at KAKW-TV in Wichita. NPPA twice named him photographer of the year. In the 1980s he began freelancing and his pioneering trademark handheld fluid camera style landed a spot on “48 Hours” at CBS. He is widely recognized as one of the finest TV news cameramen in the country. His high standards of photojournalism have made him a legend.

Darrell Barton
How to Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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