Lou Jones has maintained a photography studio in Boston for many years working with all types of advertising agencies and design studios doing ad campaigns and branding assignments. Much of his work is also for major Fortune 500 companies and industrial clients directly in the USA with a lot of international travel involved. The combination of commercial work for Nike, Federal Express, Peugeot, KLM, WGBH, AETNA with editorial jobs for Time/Life, Newsweek, Paris Match, National Geographic, Fortune, etc. has taken Lou to 60 countries around the world and 48 of the 50 states. He has also covered thirteen summer and winter Olympic Games.
Lou has served on the boards of directors of Photographic Resource Center, Griffin Museum of Photography, and American Society of Media Photographers. He helped found a media school called Center for Digital Imaging Arts and has taught and lectured all over the USA.
Lou’s personal work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums such as the Smithsonian, DeCordova, Gallery Kayafas, Mount Ida College and Bridge Gallery. He has published at least a dozen books including Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row,Speedlights+Speelites, Saint Petersburg, Russia, and travel+PHOTOGRAPHY.
For the past seven years Lou has been traveling to Africa to document each of the 54 countries for www.panAFRICAproject.org which has resulted in his most recent book.