faculty profile

Linda Connor
Professor
Photography

Since the late 1960’s, Linda Connor has been teaching in the Photography department at the San Francisco Art Institute and exhibiting, publishing, and teaching nationally and internationally. In 2002, she founded PhotoAlliance, a bay area non-profit 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 is accompanied by a nationally traveling exhibition. Her work has appeared in a number of other monographs: On the Music of the Spheres, Luminance, Odds n Ends, and Spiritual Journey (the latter of which was published for a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago).  She has had a long and distinguished career in photography and has traveled extensively to produce her work, including to India, Turkey, Peru, Iceland, and South East Asia. A recipient of, among other awards, National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim fellowship, Connor was the given the Society of Photographic Education’s Honored Educator Award in 2005.

Selected Exhibitions: 
  • Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona, FL; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, RI; Palm Springs Art Museum, CA; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; and Norton Photography Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ 
  • New Work by Linda Connor, Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, CA, 2011
Selected Publications: 
  • Feeney, Mark. “Shining Light on Sense of Sacred.” The Boston Globe, July 9, 2010
  • Vincent, Stephen. “Linda Connor: In Search of the Sacred.” Black and White Magazine: For Collectors of Fine Photography, September 2009 (issue 69)
  • Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor, Chronicle Books, 2008
  • Odds and Ends, Edition One Books and Cavallo Point, 2008
  • Heaven / Earth, Lodima Press, 2008
Education: 
  • MS, Photography, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1969
  • BFA, Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, 1967