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photographer , journalism educator

Steven Laurence Raymer, American Photographer, journalism educator. Named Wisconsin Photographer of Year Wisconsin News Photographers Association, 1972; recipient Ralph O. Nafziger award for distinguished achievement University of Wisconsin School Journalism and Mass Communication, 1978, citation for excellence in international reporting Overseas Press Club American, 1981; John S. Knight journalism fellow Stanford University, 1984-1985.


Raymer, Steven Laurence was born on November 25, 1945 in Beloit, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Laurence Arthur and Clara June (Simeral) Raymer.


Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1967. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1971.


Teacher photojournalism, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1969-1971;staff photographer, Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, 1971-1972;staff photographer, National Geographic Magazine, Washington, 1972-1989;Soviet Union area specialist, National Geographic Magazine, Washington, 1986-1995;news service director, 1989-1995;assistant professor journalism, Indiana U., Bloomington, since 1995.


Served as First lieutenant Army of the United States, 1967-1969. Member National Press Photographers Association (1st place prize 1973, 74, Magazine Photographer of Year 1975), White House News Photographers Association (1st place prize 1974, 80, 86).


Married Holly Reckord, 1977 (divorced 1989). Children: Katelynn, Susanna. Married Barbara Skinner, 1991.

Laurence Arthur Raymer

Clara June (Simeral) Raymer

Holly Reckord

Barbara Skinner

Katelynn Raymer

Susanna Raymer