Royce L. Craig
TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Royce L. Craig, retired chief photographer of The Tulsa Tribune, died Saturday. He was 76.
Craig joined the Tribune in 1941 and, apart from a stint in the Army Air Corps during World War II, worked there until he retired in 1983.
He helped open state courts to photography in the early 1950s by smuggling a camera into a courtroom and photographing a judge on the bench.
The judge, amazed the photos were taken with no flash or commotion, allowed limited photography in his court. Others followed suit.
Survivors include a son, Michael Craig, who is a Tulsa World advertising employee; two daughters; a sister; and five grandchildren.