for bad bots

Doug Hoke



Doug acquired his first camera, a Pentax Spotmatic F, in the

summer of 1973. That school year, his junior year, he joined the

newspaper and yearbook at Northwest Classen. His senior year he

was named Oklahoma Scholastic Press Association Photographer

of the Year.

At Central State University, he was named yearbook photographer

in his freshman year. He then switched to CSU's photographic

services department in the spring, working there during summer

school and the following fall semester too.

In Doug's third semester at CSU, he applied for and was hired as a

part-time staff photographer at The Daily Oklahoman & Times. In

March of 1977, he was promoted to a full-time staff position. Doug

continued to go to CSU while working and received a degree in

photojournalism in spring of 1980.

In 1983 Doug started freelancing for Sports Illustrated magazine

while still on staff at The Oklahoman, eventually being published in

the magazine 20 straight years. Also doing photography work for

Business Week, Time, Working Woman, Entrepreneur, and other


During his his career at The Oklahoman, Doug has covered many

major news assignments, but specialized in fashion and sports.

Doug is currently the Director of Photography at The Oklahoman

and has been with them 37 years.

Doug has always considered photography as just another medium

for art. Having a show and selling his artistic work has always been

a goal, ever since high school.