Our CEO Donna Yost and office manager Kelsi Parenteau had the honor of going to the Distinguished Women Gala. At the gala, they met Linda Solomon, a famous photographer who inspired them immensely.
Linda Solomon a nationally recognized, award winning photojournalist and member of the exclusive and prestigious Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, has divided her career between capturing the most famous personalities of our time and teaching others to express themselves through photography.
Solomon is not only a photographer but is also a New York Times best-selling author, public speaker and has been covering the Oscars for 29 years with her photography. Solomon is also very charitable. Her organization “Pictures of Hope” includes her going to homeless shelters teaching kids about photography. Linda presents a photo tutorial to the children at each shelter. At the conclusion of the tutorial, the children are surprised with digital cameras donated by Walgreens and given their first photo assignment as young photojournalists. Each child has a Picture of Hope card showcasing one of their photographs. All the children in each city celebrate with their mentors at the “Meet The Young Artist” receptions when the Pictures of Hope cards are launched. It’s a special day no one will ever forget.
Linda Solomon is someone that inspires us here at The Life Chest. Her work through her photography and charitable organization illustrates her desire to help and change the world through her love of photography.