Westerville Man Makes His Community His Canvas

Westerville Man Makes His Community His Canvas Each day, Gary Gardiner suits up, hops on his bike and finds a masterpiece. He is working to live up to an idea born in his retirement. Shortly after his career as a photographer with the Associated Press ended, Gardiner had a close encounter with a truck.


Photographer Gary Gardiner documents life in Westerville with image a day since 2004

A brush with death led Gary Gardiner to one of the most meaningful projects of his life. Twelve years ago, Gardiner – two weeks into retirement after a decades-long career as a news photographer – was in his car at a stoplight.

Gary Gardiner: My Final Photo | Broad and High | PBS

Gary Gardiner is a retired news photographer who spent more than 40 years with The AP…

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