Roy Inman: Newspaper Photographer


Please join us for a special guest, Roy Inman, at the upcoming quarterly meeting of the Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum. During his 65-year career, Wyandotte County native Roy Inman photographed more than 500,000 images. Join us as he shares some of his most significant photos and experiences. 

About Roy Inman

Roy Inman’s dynamic career as a professional photographer reflects not only a keen interest in people, but also about any subject matter where he points his lens. His body of work contains a half-million images of models, landscapes, architecture, fountains, railroad trains, food, and other subjects shot during his lifetime. That’s not to say that Inman is a generalist. Rather, he finds the interesting detail, the decisive moment, or artful quality in the world around him. From the spectacular to the seemingly common person, place, object or event, Inman has documented life at large with an artist’s eye and seasoned professional’s skill.

Inman began shooting photograhs professionally at the tender age of 15 long before he had seen too much of life or understood its complexities and ironies. Shooting for the Kansas City Kansan newspaper, Inman made two whole dollars for his first photo. Clearly, he did not enter the field to make his fortune. Yet, he has found and developed a rich storehouse of images that depict the human condition and the world we inhabit.

Later, he studied photojournalism at the University of Kansas and in graduate school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Throughout his lifelong career, Inman has been a staff photographer and freelancer for The Kansas City Star. He also was the staff photographer for the newspaper’s Star Magazine during a 14-year period with crisp images appearing in the Sunday edition.

Inman’s client roster isn’t limited to local publications. He’s also shot for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Associated Press as well as corporate clients. 



  • Sunday, September 25, 2022 | 02:00 PM


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