Linda Connor is an American photographer who is widely acknowledged and acclaimed for her unique visual style. Taking photographs with a large format view camera in exotic locations, contact printing the images using sunlight, then gold-toning the prints, Connor achieves rich and glorious results.
Unfortunately the printing out paper that Connor used for this process is no longer available. However point light gallery continues to hold a large collection of LInda Connor’s vintage and classic photographs on consignment for your enjoyment.
The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco MOMA, National Gallery of Canada and Victoria and Albert Museum (London) are just a few of the more than forty major art institutions which have acquired Connor’s photographs. Her work has been shown in over eighty solo exhibitions and hundreds of group shows.
Connor met, studied with and later exhibited alongside two other master photographers of the twentieth century, Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. Like them she is a teacher, having taught at the San Francisco Institute of Art since 1969.
Amongst the catalogues and monographs about Connor is an award winning limited edition publication from the Whitney Museum (New York, 1996) entitled “On the Music of the Spheres” with poems by Charles Simic and photographs by Connor.
Her recent exhibition “Odyssey – the photographs of Linda Connor”, is a virtual retrospective of her work over the last forty years. From 2008 – 2011 “Odyssey” toured art museums in the United States. Published in conjunction with the exhibition is a handsome monograph with 142 plates and transcripts of conversations between Connor, Robert Adams and Emmet Gowin.