As a photojournalist and author, Linda Solomon reveals the heart of her subjects. She has divided her career between capturing the most famous personalities of our time and teaching children and youth to express themselves through photography. She is the founder of PICTURES OF HOPE, helping homeless children share their heartfelt dreams through photography Linda is a member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
In 2018, Linda was chosen by the family of international icon Aretha Franklin to be the family photographer at Aretha’s memorial. Linda’s most recent book, “The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin An Intimate Portrait” documents four decades of a special relationship with Aretha. “The Queen Next Door” was selected as one of Michigan’s Most Notable Books in 2020 and has received a prestigious nomination from the international Indie Book Awards.
Linda Solomon has dedicated her career to photography education for children and youth. She is the founder and creator of the national award-winning “Pictures of Hope” educational program and foundation. “Pictures of Hope” provides cameras to children living in homeless shelters throughout America. Linda Solomon has brought “Pictures of Hope” to homeless children and youth in 52 cities.
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