FRED W. MARVEL (1943- ) is Oklahoma’s photographer, having worked for the Oklahoma Department of Tourism since 1966. His first photo was published at age 11 in Wyoming. At Tulsa Central High School, he was photographer for the school newspaper and yearbook, which he also repeated for the Tulsa University publications until graduation in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army. He has photographed in every county, developing a first hand comprehensive knowledge of Oklahoma. His photographs have appeared in countless international, national and regional publications. Active in the National Press Photographers Association, he works as photo-historian for the Oklahoma Heritage Association.