Linda Davidson joined the staff of The Washington Post in March 2000 after working as a photographer and then director of photography at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. Before that, she worked for the Tucson Citizen and the Arizona Republic and interned at the Salt Lake Tribune and the Spokesman Review/Spokane Chronicle. Among the most recent highlights of her career, she followed Barack Obama on the campaign trail in 2008 through his inauguration in January 2009, and photographed the impact of global warming on Indonesia and Australia.
Davidson, who was born in Ogden, Utah, earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Utah and worked as a television news producer at an NBC affiliate for several years before switching to photojournalism. She went on to earn a master’s degree in visual communications at Ohio University in 1990.