Leica Lounge with Lou Jones | Friday, Feb 7th, 2020 | 7:00pm
Join us in for a Leica Lounge discussion from Boston photographer Lou Jones on February 7th, 2020.
"Photography has designed my life. For more than three decades as a professional photographer, my studio has weathered every change both industry-wise, technical and artistic. I have completed commercial assignments, published books, taught and exhibited all over the planet. As a matter of course, the world is my studio.
Besides making a living, we have made long term projects a way of life. For years I have pointed my cameras toward Olympics, jazz, travel, pregnancy, death row, etc. Currently, in a effort to alter the misconceptions of Africa as a lost cause, we are documenting the continent country by country.
This overwhelmingly ambitious undertaking has encompassed everything I have ever learned about photography, culture, communication, empathy and creativity. To better understand the subject, we have to research, inhabit each new environment with increasing passion and make relevant pictures. The effort has come a long way but we have a long way to go." -Lou Jones
Lou Jones' eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. He maintains a studio in Boston, Massachusetts and has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies , international companies including Federal Express, Nike, Aetna, International Association of Ironworkers and KLM; completed assignments for magazines and publishers such as Time/Life, National Geographic, Fortune and Paris Match; covered thirteen summer and winter Olympic Games; done assignments in 60 countries; initiated long term projects on the civil wars in Central America, death row and pregnancy.
Jones has served on the boards 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. He helped found the school Center for Digital Imaging Arts of Boston University.
For his photography, Jones has been awarded many accolades from organizations like Communication Arts Magazine, Art Directors Club of Boston, Travel Photographer of the Year and International Photographic Council (United Nations). Nikon recognized Jones as a "Legend Behind the Lens".
Jones has exhibited his eclectic imagery in colleges and schools such as Trinity College, Texas Tech University and Mount Ida College, and in collections at the Smithsonian Institution, DeCordova Museum, African American Museum in Philadelphia and Boston Athenaeum.
The first book Jones published, Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row, earned Jones the Ehrmann Award from Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty. He has published numerous other books including Travel+Photography: Off the Charts and Speedlights and Speedlites: Creative Flash Photography at Lightspeed.
Currently Lou has been documenting the entire continent of Africa with his ambitious panAFRICAproject currently funded through crowdsourcing & foundations.
The Leica Lounge is kindly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, producing a portfolio of traditional and experimental beers sure to impress any beer drinker.