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Today’s Trivia (May 23)

One of the most prominent 20th-century photographers grew up in Wichita and began his career with The Wichita Eagle.

As he matured and went on to work for some of the nation's best magazines and newspapers, his work would set the standard for photojournalism.

His award-winning photos captured the brutality of war, the innocence of children and the heartbreak of life in a contaminated Japanese fishing village.

He was nicknamed "Flash" because of his ability to take photos.

He started freelancing for The Eagle during his high school years, taking photos of sports events, car accidents and dust storms.

He attended Notre Dame University on its first photography scholarship.

In 1937, he left Notre Dame and moved to New York to work for Newsweek. A year later, he left the magazine and began freelancing for Life, Collier's, American and the New York Times.

During World War II, he became a war correspondent. He was involved in 26 carrier combat missions and 13 invasions.

On May 23, 1945, while photographing in Okinawa, he was seriously wounded by an exploding missile. It took him two years to recover. When he was finally able to take photos again, his first picture became one of his most famous. It was of his two children walking on a wooded path: "A Walk to Paradise Garden."

He then undertook a series of photo essays for Life. His subjects included a country doctor, New York's Broadway, a Spanish village, a Southern midwife and medical missionary Albert Schweitzer in Africa.

Question: What was this Kansas photographer’s name?

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