Born in the Ohio River town of Owensboro, Kentucky in 1977, Jed Conklin began pursuing photography while studying at Western Kentucky University where he received a bachelor degree in both photojournalism and print journalism. His first photography job landed him in Pinedale, Wyoming where he was an intern at the Pinedale Roundup. Later Conklin would intern at the Concord Monitor, the Jackson Hole News and Guide and would be hired fulltime at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington.
In 2007 Conklin started Jed Conklin Photography. The preceding years have been quite the adventure for Conklin. He has worked on projects in Mexico, Morocco, Paris, Italy, Monaco, China, Iraq, Canada and the United States.
Whether covering a news assignment in Iraq or climbing a mountain for an advertising shoot, Jed pushes the boundary so his pictures succeed. In his first decade as a photographer, he has been down the street and to the other side of the globe, perched precariously on a peak, raced through deserts in Morocco and Utah and found nuances in his own backyard. He's photographed nature and extreme sports, soldiers and sikhs, world citizens and the everyman.
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