Our meeting speaker was Ed Zirkle, a world traveler, storyteller, and documentarian. Ed has worked for several newspapers including the Louisville Courier Journal, the Evansville Courier & Press, and the Mansfield News Journal. He has worked with the Associated Press Wire Service, United Press International Wire Service, and was represented by Woodfin Camp and Associates, SIPA France, and Image Brokers. Ed's work has extended far beyond covering local events - he has documented Ukraine, Cuba, Nicaragua and events around the US such as presidential elections, Kentucky Derby, Indy 500, PGA Golf, Rose Parade, Rose Bowl. Plus cultural gathering; Inter Trible Indian Ceremonial and Amish life.
Ed has taught photography at The Ohio State University and at Columbus State Community College. He also served as Education Chairman for the annual Ohio News Photographers Association conference. Ed opened the first photography gallery in Columbus and worked on the revival of a 1930 Paramount movie theater in Mansfield, Ohio where they hosted the Miss Ohio Pageant, classical, jazz and rock groups, and classic movies.
Ed is a proud member of Tri-Village Rotary and has been a Rotarian off and on since 1994. He is also a member of National Press Photographers Association, Ohio News Photographers Association and an original member of Nikon Professional Services. With many local and national awards for his photography from National Press Photographers Association and the Ohio News Photographers Association, Ed has learned that photojournalism isn’t something he does, it’s something he lives.
Photos of this meeting and other meetings are on our Flickr site.