Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor
Signed by Linda Connor on Title Page
Essay by William L. Fox
with an interview by Robert Adams
and Emmet Gowin
Cloth, 12 x 11 in; 176 pp; 135 tritone photographs
ISBN 9780811865012 ISBN10 0811865010
Linda Connor's world-renowned photographs are global and sublime. They contemplate the relationship of the sacred to the natural world and reflect her interest in the ways diverse cultures manifest the holy. Infused with curiosity and passion, her work honors her subjects and provides iconic glimpses beyond the world of physical appearance.
For over three decades she has created distinctively glowing, contemplative images of nature and religious sites around the world using a large-format 8 X 10 view camera. This career-spanning retrospective collects Connor's haunting photos, including her renowned prints from century-old glass-plate astronomical negatives from Lick Observatory, contextualized by an unprecedented three-way conversation between Linda and two modern luminaries, Robert Adams and Emmet Gowin. Published to coincide with a major touring exhibition, Odyssey is a long overdue celebration of a modern photographic master.
Ms. Connor’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad, and has been published in numerous books, journals and catalogs. Her work is held in major museum collections – including – J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fines Arts Boston, Smith College Museum of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Linda’s work has been supported by numerous awards including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts
Represented in New England by Clark Gallery, Linda lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Signed copies of Odyssey: the Photographs of Linda Connor are available.