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Linda Solomon

January 1, 2019

2002 – Tucson, Arizona

Linda Solomon is a nationally renowned photojournalist who specializes in capturing the image of celebrities from the fields of entertainment, politics, business and professional athletics. Since 1992, she has been the national spokesperson for Eastman Kodak, Kmart, the Taubman Company and the Eckerd Corporation. The Kmart/Kodak “It’s A Snap” program, founded by Linda, has provided over 2 million cameras to elementary school children throughout the U.S. She has personally visited hundreds of classrooms to inspire children in the arts, often in schools where art had been eliminated. Her concept of exhibiting children’s photography to build self-esteem was implemented in every Kmart store in the country, a first for a national retailer. The Taubman Company commissioned Linda to teach photography to hearing-impaired children. Their photography has been displayed across the country. Linda’s own photographs, recognizable for her distinctive use of natural light, have been featured in television photo essays entitled “Private World”. They have appeared on World News Tonight, CNN, CBS The Early Show and Good Morning America. She has been a Detroit News columnist, television correspondent for Good Morning America and a regular guest expert on talk shows around the country. Her photographs have been published in Time, Newsweek and People and her clients include Elizabeth Taylor, Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Linda’s photographs of the Academy Awards have been featured in permanent exhibitions and one-woman shows. She is currently working on a retrospective book featuring twenty years of Oscar photographs. Linda believes strongly in photography as a stress relieving activity and, as a teacher, she emphasizes the benefits and rewards of appreciating one’s own talent.