November 5, 2019, Meeting Presenter – Jon Linton
“A good photograph is seen with the eyes but a great photograph is felt in the soul.”
Jon’s first experience with a camera came around the age of 13 or 14. Jon fondly recounts, “I used to borrow my mother’s 35 mm Minolta and take photographs around the neighborhood. I’d snap pictures until the film ran out.”
After graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a liberal arts degree in 1987, Jon Linton went on to work in for Ralph Lauren in NYC, but later moved to Arizona where he has lived for almost three decades. In recent years his days have been spent with his art and helping the less fortunate.
In 2012, Jon unveiled a powerful body of street photography that captured the public’s attention: an exhibit called “I Have a Name.” A book showcasing the work was published and the heartrending exhibition traveled through the west for several years. This exhibition’s final showing was with the Arizona Historical Society on February of 2019.