Gillian Jones has been a staff photographer for The Berkshire Eagle since 2014. Prior to that she was the chief photographer of the North Adams Transcript, a daily newspaper, starting in 1992.
She is a frequent news writer and columnist and writes a monthly column about taking care of her elderly mother, who suffers from dementia.
She has been growing a wedding photography business since 1991 and does freelance work for area businesses and publications across the nation.
In addition to her daily photographs in The Berkshire Eagle, she has also had her work published in The Bennington Banner, The Boston Phoenix as well as nationally through the Associated Press, The Globe and Yankee Magazine.
She has traveled across the continental United States and abroad to France, Italy, Spain, Morocco and Mexico through her association with the college.
She was born in Queens, NY in 1969. She grew up on Long Island before moving to the Berkshires with her family in 1982. She graduated from Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown in 1987. Studying English Communications with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Philosophy, she graduated from North Adams State College, now the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 1991. She resides in North Adams with her mother and five cats.
She illustrated the book, “B is for Berkshires,” by Islandport Press which was released in 2015.
She won “Best Portrait” photo award in 2018 New England Newspaper and Press Association Better Newspaper Competition which featured a child in the Fall Foliage Children’s Parade.
“I am so fortunate to be able to make a living doing something I love,” Jones said. “I literally eat, sleep and breath photography-every day of my life.”