Date: October 4, 2017 @7PM
Location: Merry Room at the Duxbury Library
Lou Jones’s 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 in 48 states, and 56 countries for Fortune 500 corporations including Federal Express, Aetna, Adidas, Nike, Louis Vuitton 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, Olympic Games, Japan, 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.
Nikon has honored him as a “Legend Behind the Lens” and Lowepro named him one of their “Champions”. Jones’s work is included in collections at the Smithsonian Institution, DeCordova Museum, Wellesley College and the University of Texas, etc.
Jones’s 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. Recently he has embarked on his most ambitious long term works: www.DowntownCrossingProject.photography and www.panAFRICAproject.org.