Upon retirement from National Geographic in the summer of 2009, Linda conceived PhotoShepherd.com to support professional photographers and students of photography, as their Photo Editor and Advisor, as well as producing books for publishers such as National Geographic. She recently completed the editing of all the illustrations for two National Geographic books: “Eyewitness to History”, and “Hidden Alaska, Bristol Bay and Beyond”.
A 38-year veteran of the National Geographic Society, Linda has been Photo Editor for National Geographic Traveler since 1990. As one of the Photo Editor team at Traveler, Linda was responsible for defining the photographic vision of the magazine working with world-renown photographers. While at Traveler, Linda also created and produced special issues, calendars, and established a reprint program. She solicited prizes for Traveler’s Annual Photo Contests and was also one of the judges.
Before Traveler, Linda was Illustrations Editor on many large format books produced by the Society working with many well-known scientists, writers, and historians. Previous to her work with the Book Division, she was Art Director for National Geographic promotions, and a layout assistant for National Geographic Magazine. Linda is also an accomplished photographer, and has images published by National Geographic. She continues to freelance as a photographer and art consultant.
For over the past twelve years, Linda has been teaching the “Travel Photography on Assignment” class at the Maine Media Workshops. Linda was a Founder of the International Photography Workshops, which she directed in Hawaii, Italy, Austria, and Belgium. Linda received her BFA at Pratt Institute. And she continues to judge photography contests from around the world.