Seattle Times staff photographer John Lok discovered a passion for taking pictures, and photojournalism in particular, at the age of 30. This led him to pursue formal training in the photojournalism program at Western Kentucky University, where he graduated in Fall 2002 with his second undergraduate degree. During his photography education, he interned at the Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Ky.), Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Mich.), St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Los Angeles Times. His career has taken him to a Super Bowl, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and several seasons' worth of Seattle Seahawks football games. Lok enjoys portraiture, lifestyle, food and sports photography, and is an enthusiast of great design in all its forms. The Seattle native has worked at his hometown's biggest newspaper since 2003. He and his family live in the Seattle area.
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