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Award-Winning Kansas News Photographer Bill Snead Dies

Associated Press - February 15, 2016 12:06 pm

Bill Snead, an award-winning news photographer from Kansas whose career included covering wars and national political conventions, has died. He was 78.

Snead’s wife, Dona (DOH-nuh) Snead, said Monday that Snead died at his Lawrence home Sunday after struggling for several months with advanced lung cancer.

Snead spent 21 years with The Washington Post, including as a staff photographer and assistant managing editor for graphics.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Snead also served as picture editor for National Geographic and bureau manager for United Press International in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Snead was later a senior editor at The Lawrence Journal-World until 2007.

He won the newspaper photographer of the year award from the White House News Photographers Association in the early 1990s.