Eugene Weekly Feature Leads to Art Exhibition

february 26, 2008  12:31 pm
Paul Neevel has shot more than 600 portraits over the past 12 years for the Weekly's "Happening People" feature, and now some of the best are on display at the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene. The 68-year-old Neevel "has been taking pictures for the Weekly since 1989, in the days when the alternative newspaper was called What's Happening," the Register-Guard reports. "This has got to be the best job in the world," Neevel says of doing the "Happening People" feature. "I get to visit these interesting people, and they are willing to sit with me and tell me their whole life stories.”