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Malcolm Linton

Malcolm Linton is a British photojournalist whose pictures have appeared in many of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers. Tomorrow Is A Long Time is his first book.

He worked as a print and radio journalist in Latin America and as a BBC copy editor in the UK before switching to photography in 1989, initially as a stringer for Reuters in Central America. In the 1990s he lived in Russia and Africa, covering stories that ranged from ethnic conflict in the Caucasus and gangsters in Vladivostok to the struggle of the Nuba people in Sudan, modern-day slavery in Mauritania, and amputee war victims in Sierra Leone. Assignments also took him to the former Yugoslavia, Asia and the Middle East. He moved to New York City in 2000 and began shooting documentary video and then trained as a registered nurse.

Since 1997 Linton has photographed HIV/AIDS stories worldwide for Science magazine with reporter Jon Cohen. On a trip to Tijuana, Mexico, in 2012 they visited the River Canal that became the seed for the book. Linton moved to Tijuana in 2013 and got to know the community of people who inject drugs by testing their blood for HIV.

He relocated to Bogota, Colombia in 2015.

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Photo: Malcolm Linton

Jon Cohen

Jon Cohen began writing for Science in 1990. He has done on-the-ground reporting about HIV/AIDS in three dozen countries, and his extensive packages for the magazine have examined the epidemics in the United States, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. He also routinely covers the research and response to the epidemic in every country of the world. Cohen has reported on a wide range of other scientific and medical topics, including other viral and emerging infectious diseases, genetics, primate research, evolution, bioterrorism, vaccines and immunology, the National Institutes of Health, stem cell research, zoos, credit battles, and the media itself.

Cohen also writes about surfing, and was editor of the digital magazine Wave Lines.

Details of Cohen’s awards and articles selected for “best of” anthologies are listed on his resume. He received three separate mini-fellowships from the Kaiser Family Foundation to support his travel to two dozen countries for the Science packages about HIV/AIDS. The Open Society Institute’s Public Health Program funded his travel to Russia and Ukraine in 2010 to cover the HIV/AIDS epidemics there. He has worked with photographer and videographer Malcolm Linton on each of these.

From 1986-1990 Cohen was senior editor at the City Paper in Washington, D.C. He earned a B.A. in 1981 from the University of California, San Diego, where he majored in science writing. Cohen lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, with his wife, TV producer Shannon Bradley, and two of their three children.

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