Linda Connor

Re-envisioning Earth and Sky
May 22, 2024

A talk in collaboration with Photo Alliance

“Above all, I’m interested in the power of imagery—in how a medium as factual as photography can evoke responses on the border between the world we know, and the one we can’t.”

Linda Connor has traveled extensively with her 8×10 view camera, investigating remote landscapes and the sacred and spiritual worlds across multiple continents. 

Connor’s most recent exhibit at the Haines Gallery in SF, and the central subject of her talk, is a highly contemporary reimagining of her work from her series Once the Ocean Floor, depicting the intricately jagged cliff faces in Nepal and the mountainous Ladakh region in Northern India and the iconic glass-plate images of the cosmos from the Lick Observatory.  

Connor has had solo exhibitions at the de Young Museum, San Francisco; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, D.C; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, D.C and beyond.  Her work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, U.K. 

Her work has been the subject of several monographs including her most recent book: Constellations (Datz Press, 2021).