Jan Salzman came onto the reggae scene in 1985, when she photographed Burning Spear at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica.
She found she loved the cultural vibe and the driving bass rhythm of the music. Jan lived in Jamaica for a year and a half, getting immersed in the Jamaican culture. This drove her to continue photographing reggae artists.
Beat Magazine picked her up in 1988 when they assigned her to photograph Culture, Lucky Dube, and Coco Tea, among others. She has continued in reggae for the past 22 years during which time her photos have been used on album covers and publicity shots.
She’s been published regularly in Reggae Report magazine including their cover featuring photos of Ziggy Marley, Michael Rose, Third World, Shaggy and other stars.
Recently, Jan has started working for ReggaeVille, providing them with photos and show reviews. Her territory covers mostly Southern California, but she has been known to fly to Miami and Jamaica for special festivals.