WILLIAMSTOWN -- An exhibit of photographs taken by North Adams Transcript photojournalist Gillian Jones are on display for August at the David and Joyce Milne Public Library.
Jones has been a professional photographer in the North ern Berkshires since 1992. She has been teaching photography to students at Massachu setts College of Lib eral Arts since 2001. She is has been an adviser to the college newspaper, The Beacon, since 2009. Her career as a photojournalist began at the college newspaper in 1989.
She has been the chief photographer of the North Adams Transcript since 1992. She has been operating a wedding pho tography business since 1995 and does freelance work for area businesses and publications across the nation. She has taught photography to young people and privately tutors students of all ages.
For many years, she wrote a weekly column in the North Adams Transcript and has also done some news writing. She has traveled extensively across the continental United States and abroad to France, Italy, Spain, Morocco and Mexico.
All of her photographs are for sale. Normally she owns only the exclusive rights to her personal work. Photography she has done for the Transcript is owned exclusively by it. Through a special arrangement with the newspaper, photographs that are purchased will directly benefit the photographer and a local charity.
The show is dedicated to the memory of Fred L. Johns, a pro fessor
"I owe a lot to Fred. I bought my first camera from him and took classes in photography that he offered at NASC when I was a student. He was a dedicated teacher and he taught me so much. It is an honor to be following in his footsteps teaching photography at MCLA. It is only fitting to honor him with this show," Jones said in the news release announcing the show.
She resides in North Adams with her dog and three cats.