Hicks, Wilson

Hicks, Wilson

(1897–1970) photo editor; born in Sedalia, Mo. Picture editor at the Kansas City Star, he came to New York in 1928 where he became executive editor of the Associated Press. Photographic editor at Life Magazine (1937–1950), he built the staff from 4 to 40 photographers, making assignments and developing the photo essay for which Life became famous. He was a professor of photojournalism at the University of Miami from 1955 to 1970.
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I know a lot of people say this, but I really couldn't have done it without the linemen,'' said Gothie, who singled out the efforts of Mike Curtin, Derek Pasquale, Jake Hicks, Wilson Fay, Richard Stamos and Travis Macko.
Nearly thirty years later, "Fiber" features many of the artists represented in the breakout '86 show (including Hicks, Wilson, and Zeisler) but expands its purview to include a broad range of generations, nationalities, and conceptual approaches, as represented by thirty-four artists who engage in the material processes of the craft.