Artist Bio: Jonathan Long is a fine art photographer, exhibiting artist and photography instructor based out of Bozeman, Montana. Prior to moving to Bozeman to teach in the School of Film & Photography at Montana State University, Jonathan worked as an assistant to world-renowned wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jonathan’s work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, including at the Ping Yao International Photography Festival in China, and recently in a photography exhibit at the National Museum of Canada. Surrounded by the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Jonathan lives in an area where he is able to use his camera to highlight many of the issues currently facing the Intermountain West. These include land development, water allocation, ecosystem fragmentation and loss of open space. Some of his recent works address these environmental issues and the effect politics have on the landscape. Born and raised in Eastern Idaho, he returned to the area following his graduate studies to pursue his fine art photography. He hopes that through his imagery viewers will take interest in the subjects he photographs and develop a respect for the environment.
JL – August 2012