Ken Schmidt, photographer and dear friend of the Kerrville Folk Festival died in
a kayaking accident on July 11 near Comfort, Texas. He was 40 years old.
Schmidt was the chief photographer for the Kerrville Daily Times for several
years. He was known for his love of the outdoors – softball, golfing, kayaking,
and other sports.The photographer for the Kerrville Folk Festival for over 20 years, Schmidt’s
reputation for professionalism and his skills in photography had wide appeal,
and organizations sought out the photographer and his work.
“His work was excellent,” Rod Kennedy said. “He had the highest professional
standards and was in demand all over the country.” But Kennedy said as
professional as he was, Schmidt’s outlook on life was one of enthusiasm and
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