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A Lens on the News

AP photo editor brings pictures and career in photojournalism to life


Associated Press photographer Santiago Lyon instructs Claire Higgins, editor of Northern Kentucky University’s student newspaper during a workshop. The workshop followed Lyon’s talk for NKU’s Six@Six Lecture Series. (Photo by NKU photographer Timothy Sofranko)?
By Mark Neikirk
Special to KyForward
Santiago Lyon?s day began on Nov. 16 with some disturbing news. An Associated Press photographer?s car had been struck by a rocket as Israeli and Hamas forces exchanged fire in the latest hostilities over Gaza. Fortunately, the photographer was out of his car when the rocket hit. He was uninjured aside from some ringing in his ears.