Odyssey: the photographs of Linda Connor

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Chronicle Books, Jan 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 142 pages
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Linda Connor's world-renowned photographs are global and sublime. For thirty years she has created distinctively glowing, contemplative images of nature and religious sites around the world using a large-format camera and glass-plate negatives. 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.

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For more than 30 years, Connor has traveled the world and photographed surreal landscapes and exotic structures in India, Indonesia, Turkey, Cambodia, Egypt, Tibet, and the American Southwest. More ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Connor received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1967 and her Master of Science degree was awarded in 1969 from the Institute of Deisgn, Illinois Institute of Technology. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute since 1969.

Larry Schwarm??'s photographs have been exhibited widely across the United States over the past ten years, both in solo and group shows. They have appeared in various publications, including An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital, Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography, Harper??'s Magazine and Blind Spot. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Beach Museum of Art (Manhattan, Kansas), and Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, Kansas), and is included in the PaineWebber Landscape Collection and Hallmark Photographic Collections. Larry Schwarm is Professor of Art at Emporia State University in Kansas, where he teaches photography. Schwarm??'s photographs were chosen from over 500 submissions to be the inaugural winner of Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. Robert Adams is one of America??'s preeminent landscape photographers whose work has been published, exhibited, and collected throughout the world. His books of photographs include From the Missouri West and Perfect Times, Perfect Places and his writings on photography are available in such books as Beauty in Photography and Why People Photograph. Robert Adams was the Inaugural Judge for the Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography.

William L. Fox is a writer and poet currently living in Portland, Oregon. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship, 2002-2003, for studies on the perception of space in the Antarctic and was the National Science Foundation Visiting Writer to the Antarctic for the 2001-2002 season.

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