Ohio school plans tribute to late photo educator

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University plans a tribute to the late co-founder of its visual communication school that has produced numerous professional photographers.

The “Celebration of Life” on Saturday at the university in Athens will honor Charles L. “Chuck” Scott, who died late last year at age 91. Many of his former students are expected to attend. The school says some two dozen have won Pulitzer Prizes or been part of newspaper teams that earned them.

Scott began his long career as a Navy-trained aerial photographer in World War II, and was a top photographer and editor in the years afterward.

He and son-in-law Terry Eiler founded a visual communication institute in 1978 that began part of the Scripps College of Communication. Scott retired in 2003.