A View from the Dugout: 20 Years of Astros Baseball through the lens of Karen Warren
Join us Thursday April 26th at 8th Wonder Brewer for an evening with longtime Houston Chronicle Photographer Karen Warren. Karen has covered the Astros and other Houston sports for 20 years for the Chronicle and will share her incredible baseball photography photography and behind the scenes stories on what it’s like to see the Astros from the field.
Eighth Wonder is local brewery with lots of Astrodome and Houston sports artifacts, and some great beers on tap, including Dome Faux’m! Eatsie Brothers food truck will be on site in the patio area. 8th Wonder is located at 2202 Dallas Street, Houston, Texas (look for the giant David Addickes Beatles statues in the back patio area).
We’ll start with a social hour at 7:00 pm, with Karen’s slide show presentation to follow after it gets dark (around 8:00pm).
Karen Warren has covered the Houston Astros for the last 20 years as a staff photojournalist for the Houston Chronicle. During that time she’s chronicled their journey through many ups and downs of the last two decades. From hanging out with Larry Dierker at the Big Bamboo in Kissimmee, the end of the Astrodome days, the eccentricities of Lima Time, portrait shoots with Roger Clemens, to following the Killer B’s from their playing days all the way to Cooperstown, and now an exciting new chapter covering young superstars Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and their historic World Series run in 2017, she’s seen the Astros up close and personal like no one else.
Over the years, she’s covered 11 Super Bowls, the Olympics, College and Little League World Series, NCAA Basketball Final Four, NBA Finals, numerous Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, and college football games. Although she loves shooting sports, she’s also covered a variety of other subjects for the paper including space shuttle launches, national political conventions, high profile celebrity portraits, fashion, food and lifestyle, and breaking news stories including plane crashes, school shootings, numerous hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.
A University of Texas grad and Daily Texan alum, Karen began her career at the Austin American Statesman, and later worked at the St. Louis Post Dispatch before beginning her tenure at the Houston Chronicle.