Graduate Lecture Series
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
Linda Connor has had a long and distinguished career in photography and has traveled extensively to produce her work, including to India, Turkey, Peru, Iceland, Southeast Asia, and the Southwest of the United States. Since the late 1960s, she has been teaching in the Photography department at the San Francisco Art Institute, and exhibiting, publishing, and teaching nationally and internationally.
In 2002, Connor founded PhotoAlliance—a Bay Area nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding, appreciation, and creation of contemporary photography—and currently serves as its president. A compendium of her work, Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor, was published in 2008. This monograph includes over thirty years of photographs and accompanies a nationally traveling exhibition. Her work has appeared in a number of other monographs: Solos, On the Music of the Spheres, Luminance, Odds & Ends, and Spiritual Journey (the last of which was published for a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago). A recipient of National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Connor was given the Society of Photographic Education’s Honored Educator Award in 2005.
Mass, St. George’s Church, Ethiopia, 2006