25 Years of Luminance!
September 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A Celebration Event Honoring Linda Connor
Saturday, September 14, 4:00-7:00pm
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Join us for an enchanted evening with Linda Connor celebrating the 25th anniversary of her beautiful monograph, Luminance (Woodrose Publishing, 1994). Linda will be sharing stories about her life and career as an internationally renowned photographer during this gathering of friends that recognizes her incredible artistic achievements. Ted Orland will be honoring Linda and giving an introductory talk which will no doubt reveal some of the history of their decades long friendship. The event will take place at the Center for Photographic Art. Attendees will enjoy a hosted reception of fine wines and hors d’oeuvres in the garden following Linda’s presentation. Tickets are $60 per person and include a collectible, signed copy of the first edition, soft cover book, Luminance. There are also 20 VIP tickets available at $650 each which include a very limited edition book and print set. This rare offering contains a hardcover version of Luminance signed by Linda, as well as an exquisitely hand printed 8×10 inch silver gelatin contact print on Azo paper entitled, Ceremony, Sri Lanka, 1979. We look forward to hosting this exciting event that supports the mission and goals of CPA. Linda will have her original artwork featured in our 8×10 fundraising exhibition in the CPA gallery that same evening, so make sure to mingle in the gallery during the reception for a chance to purchase one of her magnificent prints!
A heartfelt thank you to Sarah Spencer (Woodrose Publishing) for her generous support and sponsorship of this event!
Celebrated photographer Linda Connor has had a long and distinguished career in photography and has traveled extensively to places such as India, Turkey, Peru, Iceland, and Southeast Asia to produce her stunning artwork. Her work has been the subject of several monographs including: On the Music of the Spheres(Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996); Luminance(Woodrose, 1994); and Spiral Journey(Columbia College, 1990). A compendium of her work, Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor(Chronicle Books, 2008) includes over thirty years of photographs and was accompanied by a nationally traveling exhibition.
Linda has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including three National Endowment for the Arts grants (1976, 1988, 1976), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1979) and the Flintridge Foundation Award for Visual Arts (2001-02). Linda has had a long and distinguished teaching career at the San Francisco Art Institute, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students since 1969. She was recognized by the Society of Photographic Education as their Honored Educator in 2005. Along with her photography and teaching career, Connor is the founder and former president of PhotoAlliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting contemporary photography.
Linda has had solo exhibitions at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL. Her work can be found in the collections of distinguished institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, U.K.