Malcolm Linton is a British-American photographer known for his images of conflict and humanitarian crises. Since 1989 his photographs have appeared in magazines including Time, Newsweek, Der Stern, Paris Match and National Geographic. In 2015 he published a book about the HIV/AIDS emergency in Tijuana, Mexico, Tomorrow Is A Long Time. He began the FARC project in 2016 and published Metamorphosis: Guerrillas In Search Of Peace in 2019. Linton has lived in the Colombian capital Bogota since 2015.



Photography & development for book project in Colombia Metamorphosis: Guerrillas In Search Of Peace. Exhibitions and lectures at Julio Mario Santo Domingo Cultural Central, El Tunal Cultural Center, Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, Gimnasio Campestre.


Photographed/edited Tomorrow Is A Long Time in Tijuana, Mexico on grants from Ford Foundation, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Open Society Foundations.


Independent photojournalist based in New York, with Polaris Images (NYC) from 2006.
Overseas assignments in China, India, Burma, Vietnam, Haiti, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Central America, Congo, Uganda, Chad, and South Africa.
Produced videos for UNICEF on family violence in Mexico, children in conflict in Colombia.
Solo photo exhibits on HIV/AIDS at NYC’s Asia Society and Council on Foreign Relations.


Assignment photographer for Getty Images, Liaison, Black Star, and Sipa Press agencies.
Coverage included break-up of former Soviet Union, civil wars in Sudan and Angola, Rwandan refugee crisis, modern-day slavery in Mauritania, war amputees in Sierra Leone, and HIV/AIDS in 37 countries worldwide (for Science magazine).


Chief Photographer, Reuters Nicaragua.
Freelance photographer in Panama and El Salvador.


Reporter and sub-editor.
Reporter and sub-editor for news media including BBC Monitoring (staff), BBC TV and Radio, Business Week magazine, Daily Telegraph newspaper, National Public Radio, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


B.S.N. degree at Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing (2013).
B.A. degree (honors) in English, University of Sussex (1980).