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Hall of Fame Member

Fred W. Marvel

Inducted: 2004

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.

Fred W. Marvel
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 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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