I want to let ELPC’s “extended family” know the sad news that photographer James Linehan, who worked closely with ELPC, passed away on May 29th after a long illness. Jim was 50 years old and lived in Chicago and in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.
Jim was a fine friend, great outdoorsman and wonderful photographer. Jim photographed a series of images of the Midwest’s special wild and natural places that ELPC succeeded in protecting and saving, and his photographs have been on display in ELPC’s office for many years. Some of these photos are included below.
Jim’s love of the outdoors was reflected in his photography. He was an accomplished ice climber, fly fisherman and paddler. Jim did much more than enjoy the outdoors; he lived and loved the outdoors.
ELPC, with curator David Travis, will be showing a special exhibit of Jim’s great Midwest landscape and wildlife photos. We have been working with Jim over the past few months to plan this retrospective photo show.
Jim was a great friend and colleague for ELPC. We will all greatly miss Jim and his work in many ways to preserve the Midwest’s natural environment.