Alison M. Jones: Press

Photo of Alison M. Jones courtesy Annette Alexander

Focus on photo opportunity

Santa Barbara News-Press, August 26, 2000

ALISON M. JONES of Summerland was recognized for her photography and business standards with acceptance into the American Society of Media Photographers, the leading trade association of its kind, promoting photographers’ rights and better business practices.

She was recommended for membership by Santa Barbara race car photographer Jesse Alexander and Chicago fine arts photographer Lou Nettlehorst.

Jones, by her own words a “visual anthropologist,” documents third-world cultures, African wildlife and rural regions of Europe and the United States.

During her May trip to Kenya, she captured on film the ritual ceremonies of the Maasai and investigated newly-developed wildlife conservation and deforestation solutions involving the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

She shoots assignments for TechnoServe, a non-governmental organization that sponsors third-world micro-enterprises. Her photographic destinations for the remainder of the year include return trips to Colorado, Guatemala, Italy and Kenya.

Jones serves on the Awards Committee of North American Nature Photography Association and is a member of International Center of Photography. She is also listed with Who’s Who of Business Entrepreneurs.

Locally, Jones has delivered slide shows on “A Pastiche of Portugal” and “Guatemala: A Maya Tapestry.” In April, she presented “Travel Photography as Visual Anthropology” at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

For more information and to view Jones’ work, visit