Author Bob Lynn is a former Assistant Managing Editor/Graphics at The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA),
where he served as its photojournalism leader for 17 years. During that time the Pilot was recognized
annually for its visual excellence in the international Pictures of the Year competition, including three
first place wins for Best Use of Pictures for large metropolitan newspapers.
Bob came to Norfolk from the Charleston (WV) Gazette, where he was graphics editor for three years.
While there he redesigned the Gazette and the paper earned a reputation for outstanding photographic
content. During his 38-year career, he was also a reporter and photographer at the Cincinnati Enquirer
and the Los Angeles Times.
He received the National Press Photographers Association's Joseph Costa Award in 1997 and 2004,
John Durniak Mentor Citation in 2003, Clifton C. Edom Award in 2008, and American photojournalism's
highest honor, the Joseph Sprague Memorial Award, in 2009.
Bob earned bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Marshall University and Ohio University, respectively. He was a visiting adjunct professor of photojournalism at Syracuse University for three years,
including teaching a semester at the university's campus in London, England.