About Gerik

I’m a multimedia visual arts communicator. I work for a church where I do everything I love. I was a newspaper photojournalist and photo editor for 13 years. I’m a photographer based in Columbia, Missouri. I was the photo editor for the Columbia Daily Tribune for five years. I’m an alumnus of the Eddie Adams Workshop XI and the Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop (2006). In 2005 I was a member of the speaking faculty at the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference. I also am the creator and editor of photocolumn.org which I started to help educate and inspire newspaper photographers, especially those interested in doing their own column.

Other papers I’ve worked at include The Grand Island Independent and The Lincoln Journal Star.