Photo of Alison M. Jones courtesy Annette Alexander
Alison Jones accepted into ASMP
Coastal View News, Carpinteria, California, August 3, 2000
ALISON M. JONES, Summerland photographer, has been accepted into the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). She was recommended on the basis of her photography and business standards by noted Santa Barbara race-car photographer Jesse Alexander and Chicago fine-arts photographer Lou Nettlehorst.
Calling herself a “visual anthropologist,” Jones documents third-world cultures, African wildlife and rural regions of Europe and the U.S. During her May trip to Kenya she photographed Maasai wedding and circumcision rituals and investigated newly-developed wildlife conservation and deforestation solutions involving the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and surrounding dispersal areas.
In April at Santa Barbara’s Museum of Natural History, Jones presented “Travel Photography as Visual Anthropology.” Other slide shows she has delivered locally are “A Pastiche of Portugal” and “Guatemala: A Maya Tapestry.” her web site was featured in the May issue of “F8 and Being There.” (See www.alisonjonesphoto.com.) Further photographic destinations this year for Jones include return trips to Colorado, Guatemala, Italy and Kenya.
Jones photographs for TechnoServe, a non-governmental organization that sponsors third-world micro-enterprises; serves on the awards committee of North American Nature Photography Association; and is a member of International Center of Photography and Who’s Who of Business Entrepreneurs.