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Robin Layton

Our special guest for February is Robin Layton. Robin has an amazing photography pedigree, and you won't want to miss this evening.

After 25 award winning years as a photojournalist, renowned photographer, Robin Layton, embarked on a freelance career that has taken her on documentary assignments around the world.

Those 25 years before produced countless, notable photographs and earned a place among the world’s top photographers. By age 24, she was honored by LIFE magazine as one of the eight most talented photographers in America. In 1991, her image of a young departing soldier, embracing his daughter on the USS John F. Kennedy, was chosen to be part of the Smithsonian exhibits. Her photo story on runaway teens in downtown Seattle was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Sports enthusiasts will remember her iconic photograph of Ken Griffey Jr. from the 1995 American League playoffs (“The Smile at the Bottom of the Pile”).









Her new freelance career after that 25 years has seen her photographing everything from prom queens to actual kings, street people to presidents; personalities from Oprah Winfrey to Shaquille O’Neal. She has also expanded the boundaries of traditional photography, combining her images with vintage found objects to create critically-acclaimed and highly sought art pieces.

Robin has a wealth of experience documenting life and creating artistically riveting images. She brings a unique eye to every project.

Her latest publication is the book hoop: the american dream.


























What pictures do best is capture a moment in time. Robin’s work illuminates the life within that moment. She compels you to take a second look, a new view of the world around us. Her work has earned her industry accolades and legions of fans.







Read Robin’s bio and visit Robin Layton photography fine art website.

Keep up with Robin’s adventures in photography on her blog, Robin Layton.

*The text above is adapted from Robin's bio for hoop: the american dream.







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  • GMak

    Thanks for organizing another great speaker! Robin had a good sense of humor, good tips, good stories, and a wonderful heart! I'm still not sure why she doesn't like dogs very much though… ;-)

    February 4, 2014

  • Leia S.

    I am so glad we have Robin Layton as special guest for February. She is a wonderful photographer and a very inspiring speaker!

    2 · January 28, 2014

    • Paul C.

      Thank you Leia. Hope you enjoy this presentation as much.

      January 29, 2014

    • Leia S.

      I did, very much so. She has a great way of telling her stories with a wonderful cause for pet rescue. This time I got to buy her book!

      February 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Robin was a pleasure to listen to for the entire time. She's calm and centered and knows how to tell a story and keep things moving along. Thank you to all who were involved in making Robin a part of this month's featured speaker. Time well spent!

    February 4, 2014

  • MitchR55

    Robin has a superb inner drive, combined with an incredibly positive attitude. This makes her stories compelling for both photographers and non-photographers.

    February 4, 2014

  • Michael D.

    Thanks for organizing great speaker

    February 4, 2014

  • Kyle C.

    Robin gave a wonderfully inspirational presentation and shared many great stories. She follows her heart and the little voice that says it's okay to take a risk. Because Robin is talented and well prepared, she has been successfully capturing dramatic moments throughout her career. Thanks for putting this event together. I will be excited to improve my own skills whenever I look at the book Robin signed for me.

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • Stan G

    I just discovered that if you click on the "Learn More" link in the email, and then from the MeetUp site itself click YES to attend, the site asks you if you have guests, and handles it correctly via PayPal. It does NOT do this if you try to accept from the email itself.

    1 · January 31, 2014

    • Paul C.

      Interesting. Glitch on their part.

      February 3, 2014

  • joe e.

    Can I pay at the door?

    January 29, 2014

    • Paul C.

      You can pay at the door. Let Earnie know in an e-mail: [masked]

      I won't be there as I have a prior commitment. Gonna miss a great talk.

      January 29, 2014

    • joe e.

      I won't make it :(
      made other arrangement ..

      January 30, 2014

  • James H.

    Sounds neat, consider it a maybe, i'm not sure where i'll be yet.

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • Paul C.

      If you don't RSVP and decide to just show up, then just pay at the door.

      January 29, 2014

  • Maris

    I saw Robin's presentation last fall at the Digital Photo Expo in Lynnwood. Great story on how she got the Griffey shot. I highly recommend seeing her speak!

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • Paul C.

      Thank you Maris.

      January 29, 2014

  • Michael

    I've already signed up and paid -- can I bring a guest if I pay for him also?

    1 · January 29, 2014

    • Paul C.

      Yes. also, let Earnie know by sending him an email at [masked]

      January 29, 2014

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