David G. Fitzgerald

Inducted: 2005

DAVID G. FITZGERALD (1935- ) has a passion for chronicling Oklahoma and her people on film. A native of Oklahoma City, he attended Oklahoma City University and the Kansas City Arts Institute. He returned to Oklahoma and joined the 45th Division of the National Guard where he worked with WWII combat photographer George Tapscott. He went from commercial photography to publishing his first photography book, Oklahoma in 1972. Nine more followed and four more are in production. His work has appeared in state and national exhibitions, and he has been a major contributor to Oklahoma Today. He’s been named Photographer of the Year three times. For eight years he’s traveled with Feed the Children, documenting human crises, including the 2004 tsunami.