George R. Wilson

Inducted: 2006

GEORGE R. WILSON (1941- ) grew up in a U.S. Air Force family that traveled widely and loved photography. He became photo editor of his high school yearbook and newspaper. After serving in the Air Force himself, he worked as a photographer for Pipkin Photo. He joined the Oklahoma Journal in 1968 as staff photographer, becoming chief photographer in 1971. When that paper closed, he joined The Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times in 1981 and rose to Director of Photography before retiring in 2001. He set the standard for fine photography and aggressive news coverage and led the paper’s conversion to digital photography in the 1990s.