Jason Quinlan (b. 1971) was born in Los Angeles and grew up back and forth between California and Hamburg, Germany. After travels across, Europe, Alaska, and Morocco, he completed his B.A. in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley.
Beginning in the early days of digital photography as part of the BACH (Berkeley Archaeologists at Çatalhöyük) team in 2001, Quinlan gained recognition for his work and joined the Çatalhöyük Research Project (Stanford) as their site photographer in 2003.
Workin in the field, Quinlan expanding his range of archaeological documentation skills to include videography, RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging), and 3D photogrammetry. He went on to photograph and teach visual archaeological documentation practices in Egypt, Qatar, and Sudan, working with the Giza Plateau Mapping Project, Ancient Egypt Research Associates, the Fayum Project (UCLA), UCL Qatar Conservation and Museum Studies, Qatar Museums, and the UCL Qatar Sudan Project.