Charles R. Sappington (BA ’72)
Charles’s first full time employment as a photographer after graduation was for the NASA contractor later known as Ford Aerospace. He soon became known for his quality work and was transferred to the company’s main facility in Palo Alto, Calif. Several of his works were featured in aerospace magazines during this time. After returning to Texas briefly, Charles went back to California and worked in Los Angeles for a pre-press graphics company whose client list included ad agencies, movie studios, record companies, TV studios, freelance artists, and designers. He made some connections, and while later freelancing, he created Bob Dylan’s “Knocked Out Loaded” album cover. He has now entered the world of event photography which has provided him the opportunity to cover six Super Bowls, photograph the rich and famous, and travel all over the world.