A native Washingtonian, Linda Spillers turned a long career in nursing, into a career as an accomplished photojournalist for the past 20 years. While working on studio art classes for a Masters Degree, that included photography, art and journalism were brought together for a career meant to be.
A niche was found in photographing sports for the next 5 years, in particular professional hockey that generated a project, Tattoos in the NHL when tattoos were just becoming noticed on athletes. The project was published in Inside Sports with photos also going to Hockey Digest.
This led to a staff position as photojournalist with the Gazette Newspapers, a subsidiary of the Washington Post, presenting all aspects of meeting deadlines for local news. A need to expand horizons beyond Montgomery County, Maryland after three years led to a move back to freelancing.
A longstanding freelance contract with the Associated Press and New York Times has spanned over the next 15 years to the present covering breaking news and sports events as well as Capitol Hill, the Pentagon and White House, including the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal and the events of 9/11.
During this time assignments were also contracted with The Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times covering high level assignments at the White House and Pentagon, as well as the arts, business and news.
Working during Bloomberg News' inaugural years covering business led to photographing their first ever coverage of a Republican Convention in 2000.
With a primary focus on editorial news photography, Linda's move to include theatre arts and dining most recently led to assignments featured in The New York Times, Gourmet Magazine, Joan Nathan's new cookbook " The New American Cooking. " Theatre Arts, with a focus on dance, has been with the New York Times. An ongoing contract with the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has included perfoming arts and major events.
Corporate clients have included ABC News with photography on the set and with guests for This Week, Nightline, Good Morning America and 20/20 in Washington. Michael Jordan' s Basketball Classic for three years including the class wth LeBron James, DuPont, Ford Motor, CoStar and international clients including El Mundo in Spain.
Teaching photography has included beginning and advanced photojournalism to Voice of America writers and editors.
Linda is a member of The White House Press Photographers Assoc. and NPPA.
Linda lives in Arlington, Virginia.