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Thursday Night Photo Talk w/ Holly Lynton

Bare Handed

December 3, 2020

Holly will talk about her upcoming monograph, Bare Handed, and discuss current work. 

Holly Lynton was born in Boulder, Colorado, and was raised both there and in New York City. Her work for the past ten years has focused on understanding rural communities in the United States through their agricultural history and current industry. Her pictures highlight the importance of having unmediated experiences with the natural world. In a new project, she is examining the concept of faith, and how it manifests in contemporary society. 

Holly Lynton received a BA in Psychology from Yale University in 1994, where she also studied photography. She received an MFA in Photography from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2000. Since then, Lynton’s photography has been exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions and will be shown in the upcoming exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery: On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale.  

Lynton has received numerous awards and grants to support her work, includingThe Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (2016), a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship (2013), The Syngenta Photography Award (2013), and an Artist Resource Trust Grant (2011).Her work has been featured in many publications including, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The Miami Herald, Photo District News, The New York TimesThe Boston GlobePreview MassachusettsOxford AmericanWater ~ Stone Review, and ARTnews.  Her work is also held in private and public collections including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, The Fidelity Collection, and the Lowe Art Museum. 

Support for Thursday Night Photo Talks is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Artist fees for the Thursday Night Photo Talks have been underwritten by The Lillian F. and Jerome L. Sindler Fund for Visual Media.

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