The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait

The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait

The Queen Next Door, available September, 2019, on Amazon, is Linda Solomon's latest book. With a Foreword by Burt Bacharach and Afterword by Sabrina Vonne' Owens, this is a book full of firsts as Solomon was invited not only to capture historical events in Aretha's music career showcasing Detroit but to join in with the Franklin family's most intimate and cherished moments in her beloved hometown.

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Aretha Franklin
Mohammed Ali
Charlize Theron
Linda Solomon

Linda Solomon, a nationally recognized, award winning photojournalist and member of the exclusive and prestigious Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, has divided her career between capturing the most famous personalities of our time and teaching others to express themselves through photography.

Her book, "People We Know, Horses They Love", is a New York Times best seller and features photo essays on Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, and numerous others. Known for her style of using only natural light, her work has been commissioned by many celebrities and featured in books such as Robert James Waller's "The Bridges of Madison County".

Additionally, Linda Solomon has received international acclaim for her efforts to introduce photography to others. She has founded educational programs, including the nationally recognized "Pictures of Hope" program. The combined efforts of "Pictures of Hope" and "It's A SNAP", Ms. Solomon's first educational photography program, over one million cameras have been donated to children.

Now accepting commissions for both private and executive portraiture as well as interior design photography.

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