J. Kyle Keener has joined the Pharos-Tribune (Logans­port) newsroom as photo editor and chief photo­grapher.

Having spent much of his career at large metropolitan newspapers, Keener wanted an opportunity to use his passion for story-telling to become a visual historian for a smaller community.

“Every day I look forward to photographing this great community,” Keener said after his first week on the job.

He worked nine years as a staff photographer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and then 14 years as chief photographer of the Detroit Free Press. Keener most recently worked in his Philadelphia-based photo studio and gallery space.

In addition to his daily photographs, he will offer a weekly photo column that will be published every Monday. Called KeenerVision, it will be his personal perspective of life in the Cass County area.

– Pharos-Tribune (Logansport)