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Lou Jones


Lou Jones' eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. It has spanned every format, film type, artistic movement and technological change. He maintains a studio in Boston, Massachusetts and has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations including Federal Express, Nike and the Barr Foundation; completed assignments for magazines and publishers all over the world such as Time/Life, National Geographic and Paris Match; initiated long term projects on the civil wars in Central America, death row, Olympic Games, Africa, Downtown Crossing and pregnancy; and published multiple books including Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row, Travel & Photography: Off the Charts and the recently released second edition of Speedlights & Speedlites: Creative Flash Photography at Lightspeed.

Jones has served on the board of directors of numerous photographic associations, societies and museums, such as the American Society of Media Photographers, Photographic Resource Center and the Griffin Museum of Photography. Nikon has honored him as a "Legend Behind the Lens" and Lowepro named him one of their "Champions".

Jones' work is included in collections at the Smithsonian Institution, DeCordova Museum, Fogg Museum, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Wellesley College and the University of Texas.

Jones' work has remained relevant, progressive and current throughout. He has mentored dozens of aspiring artists and documentary photographers. He has been an advocate for artist's business, legal and historical rights, and visual literacy in all corners of our daily lives.