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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  C. William Horrell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1918


Illinois Connection

Horrell lived in Southern Illinois, an area commonly known as Little Egypt. This area is known for its beautiful scenery and coal mines.

Biographical and Professional Information

C. William Horrell was widely recognized as an outstanding social-documentary photographer. He began his teaching career at Southern Illinois University in 1949, where he was instrumental in establishing the Department of Cinema and Photography. During his lifetime, his photographs appeared in many major metropolitan newspapers and a variety of popular and specialty magazines, including ''Life, Pic, Youth'' and ''Friends''.

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