Contributor - 2004

JIM GILL has been taking pictures of local sporting events for almost 35 years as a photojournalist for the Leader. Jim's pictures of people and the events they participate in have covered every sport you can think of. His pictures of events such as the NASCAR races at Watkins Glen and the LPGA Corning Classic have been picked up on a regular basis by the Associated Press and have appeared in Sports Illustrated, Winston Cup Illustrated and other various national magazines and trade papers. Jim has won New York State Publisher Awards on a yearly basis and has also been honored for awards from Associated Press. He has covered every NASCAR race ever held at Watkins Glen since 1986 and has covered every LPGA Corning Classic ever since its inception in 1979. Jim's not only covered sports for the Leader since 1970, but everything else including prize winning photos from the Flood of 1972.