About the Photographer
Odell Mitchell, Jr. became interested in photography at age 17 when an older brother brought back a camera from Vietnam. After college, he became a photojournalist, formerly working for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for twenty-four years. His shooting philosophy is don’t pose, just shoot, to capture the truth and reality of the moment. Odell’s award-winning photos have been published in national magazines, books, and exhibits. He lives in O'Fallon, Illinois with his wife, Linda. Please visit his website at www.omnipixphotography.com.