Last Updated on March 14, 2016 by cassnetwork
The youngest person ever named Indiana Photographer of the Year is this week’s recipient of the Logansport Bicentennial Citizen Award.
Rich Voorhees, son of the late Wilson and Connie Voorhees, has been named the winner of the award by Mayor Dave Kitchell. Voorhees, who operates his family’s photography studio, was named the state’s outstanding photographer when he was only 34 years old.
“Rich is a living example of someone who has made a name for himself in his field while making Logansport his home,” Kitchell said today. “Rich has been recognized nationally and internationally as a master photographer. Perhaps the greatest thing about his ability from a Logansport standpoint is that he has never lost his perspective of the uniqueness of our city.”
Voorhees has captured the beauty of Dentzel carousel animals being restored and the late Grammy Award winner Med Flory in concert, Kitchell said, but he also incorporates the backgrounds of Logansport in senior photographs and family pictures.
“We’re fortunate to have someone with Rich’s background in Logansport because there are other places where skills like his offer far greater opportunities. Logansport is the place he simply wants to call home, and that typifies many people who consider our city to be a special place.”
Voorhees will receive an Indiana state flag and a certificate from the city.
The award is presented weekly to Logansport residents who have been recognized statewide or nationally for their contributions.