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E. Martin Jessee, 1969

Posted on January 22, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Former Herald-Leader photographer E. Martin Jessee, photographed by Leader chief photographer John C. Wyatt at the University of Kentucky men's basketball game against Miami of Ohio in Memorial Coliseum, December 29, 1969. Jessee was probably the most well-known news photographer in Lexington during his 40 year career. He was a sharp dresser, raced to news scenes in a Cadillac or Lincoln, was very competitive, aggressive when he needed to be, and the main thing was: He always got the shot. He loved breaking news and sports, especially the Kentucky Derby and UK basketball. This blog wishes to recognize Jessee as the Kentukcy News Photographers Association begins its annual meeting today at the Hyatt. Jessee retired in 1984, a year before the association was formed. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

Former Herald-Leader photographer E. Martin Jessee, photographed by Leader chief photographer John C. Wyatt at the University of Kentucky men’s basketball game against Miami of Ohio in Memorial Coliseum, Dec. 29, 1969. Jessee was probably the most well-known news photographer in Lexington during his 40-year career. He was a sharp dresser, raced to news scenes in a Cadillac or Lincoln, was very competitive, aggressive when he needed to be, and the main thing was: He always got the shot. He loved breaking news and sports, especially the Kentucky Derby and UK basketball. This blog wishes to recognize Jessee as the Kentukcy News Photographers Association begins its annual meeting today at the Hyatt. Jessee retired in 1984, a year before the association was formed. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

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