E. K. "Chuck" Edwards (1898-1993) Biography

E. K. "Chuck" Edwards (1898-1993) Biography

 

E. K. Edwards was born in Kansas before the turn of the last century. He started his photographic career when he sold his first photographs when he was 12 years old. Photography put Chuck through the University of Iowa where he earned a double degree, one in Photojournalism and the second in Geology. While he was attending the University, he was the School's Newspaper and the Yearbook photographer for 4 years. During the same time period, he shot photographs for the Chicago Newspapers. It was while he was at the University that he was introduced to the motion picture camera. After graduation, he became a staff newsreel cameraman for Paramount News working out of the Denver office. Chuck worked for Paramount for 23 years until television took over the business. During this same time period, Chuck started his own production and still photography company that continued on until the later 1950s when he took his son in as partner in a company called E. K. Edwards and Son. This company went on to produce the world's largest library of motion picture on horses and horsemanship, 60 titles in all. The company still has an international reputation.