About Me

“The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.”

— Gordon Parks


Hot sauce enthusiast Brian Hayes is a staff photojournalist at the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore. He is a Wichita State University graduate in Journalism and Electronic Media. During his time at WSU, he served as a reporter, photographer and eventually photo editor for The Sunflower, the award winning student-run newspaper. When Brian isn’t drinking coffee and reading crime novels, he’s taking photos and telling stories — what he loves most. He has more than four years of experience shooting for the largest newspapers in Kansas and Michigan. Some points of pride for him are his dependability,  — never missed a deadline — work ethic, the awards and accolades he won as a college photojournalist and his extensive beer knowledge.

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