Willamette Lawyer Photo Wins Gold

The dramatic photo of alumnus Clyde MacIver 'BA'59, JD'61, and his motorcycle, which appeared in the Fall 2003 issue of the Willamette Lawyer, has won a Gold Award at the 22nd Annual Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Awards Competition. Taken by Willamette University staff photographer, Frank Miller, the photo was judged best of 35 photographs submitted by CASE member colleges in Oregon, Washington, Montana and Western Canada. Judges this year included the photography staff at Montana's largest newspaper.

"Clyde MacIver completed the Iron Butt Endurance Run, an incredible 10-day, 12,500-mile endurance circumnavigation of the United States, on this Harley Davidson motorcycle," says Bobbie Hasselbring, editor of the Willamette Lawyer. "Frank Miller'’s photograph captures the essence of what makes MacIver a great motorcyclist and a great lawyer."

Miller, whose work has appeared at the Portland Art Museum, has previously won CASE Awards and Western New York Awards for Creative Excellence. Before coming to Willamette, Miller was the photographer at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. He has also worked at a number of daily newspapers and has taught photography at Willamette, the University of Texas, and in Kochi, Japan. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Detroit Free Press and in publications for The Discovery Channel. He holds an MA in Photojournalism from the University of Texas, Austin. Miller's award-winning photo of Clyde MacIver will go onto the national CASE competition this year.