East Lansing Public Library Podcast

The Director’s Cut: Episode Eight - Linda Solomon, Photojournalist and Author

September 29, 2019

Linda Solomon is a photojournalist, author and member of the prestigious Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. Linda's newest book, The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait will be released on October 14, 2019. The book is full of firsts, as Linda was invited not only to capture historical events in Aretha’s music career, but to join in with the Franklin family’s most intimate and cherished moments.

What developed over the years of photographing birthday and Christmas parties in her home, annual celebrity galas, private backstage moments during national award ceremonies and photo shoots with the iconic pink Cadillac was a friendship between two women who grew to enjoy and respect one another.