Bill Hankins taught scholastic photojournalism for 26 years, advised student publications for 29 years, and instructed more than 1,600 photojournalists, mostly at Oak Park High School in Kansas City. In 1988, he began the Heartland Photojournalism Project, pairing his students with those of his wife Marcia at Park Hill High School. For 15 years, the combined 70-90 shooters would document a day in the life of a small town in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa or Nebraska. The documentary project was
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