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Jonathan Adams is a 1993 graduate of Western Kentucky University’s Photojournalism program and gained experience interning at the Michigan newspapers, the Jackson Citizen Patriot and the Muskegon Chronicle along with interning for the the Post Standard and Herald Journal in Syracuse New York. He was hired full-time by the Jackson Hole Guide in Jackson Wyoming where he went on to become its chief photographer. He guided it through the transition into digital photography.
In 1999 he quit his job to spend a year traveling around the world photographing as he toured through 23 countries. Since then, his passion for traveling has taken him on many more extended journeys around the globe.
Searching for a better balance in work and travel, he has spent the last 10 years running his photography business out of Jackson Hole, Wyo.., focused in wedding, editorial and commercial photography.
In 2009 he began pursuing his Masters in Visual Communication at Ohio University with the goal of teaching photography at a college level during this next stage in his photographic career. His final project combined his love of travel and photography when he chose to document a tiny island in Colombia South America that is currently listed as the most densely populated island in the world.
During the spring of 2012 he taught at Western Kentucky University as part of the schools Photojournalist-in-Residence program, teaching multimedia.
He currently lives in a cabin in eastern Kentucky.