Alan Berner, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, has degrees in philosophy and photojournalism from the University of Missouri. A staff photographer at the Seattle Times for more than two decades, Berner has worked for five newspapers in his career.

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Alan Berner, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, has degrees in philosophy and photojournalism from the University of Missouri. A staff photographer at the Seattle Times for more than three decades, Berner has worked for five newspapers in his career. He has been involved in numerous projects of social concern. The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has named him the Regional Press Photographer of the Year seven times. He has been awarded the Cowles Cup, the Associated Press Sweepstakes Award for Oregon and Washington, five times. In 2011 he received the June Anderson Almquist Award for distinguished service from the Society of Professional Journalists and also was inducted into the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame.

Follow Alan on Twitter @alanberner or send him an email at aberner@seattletimes.com.