PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND (1956- ) has been a staff photographer for The Oklahoman since 1975. A native of Lawton, he attended the University of Oklahoma as a McMahon Scholar in journalism. While at OU he owned and operated a photo agency supplying news photos of students to newspapers around the nation. He has worked for the Oklahoma Daily, the Oklahoma City Times, and The Daily Oklahoman, winning over 100 national, state and regional photo and reporting awards including Newspaper Photographer of the Year and News Photo of the Year from the Oklahoma Press Association, and Newspaper Photo of the Year from the Oklahoma Associated Press Managing Editors Association. He is a past officer in the Oklahoma News Photographers Association and a 32-year member of the National Press Photographers Association.