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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