JEFF DIXON (1945- ) started working for The Lawton Constitution/Morning Press in high school in 1965 at night doing everything the older photographers didn’t have time for, including mixing chemicals and engraving the photos. He is a lifelong resident of Lawton and attended Cameron University. He won numerous awards from the Oklahoma Press Association and Associated Press. In 2006 the Lawton Arts and Humanities Council named him Artist of the Year. In addition to photography, his interests include woodworking and guitar. He’s a member of the WWII Aerial Demonstration Team of Frederick, which preserves the heritage of World War II paratroopers; he doesn’t jump but is a member of the aircrew in the C-47. He has taught darkroom at The Great Plains Tech Center, and photography and photojournalism for the Lawton Public Schools and Cameron University in the mentorship programs.