Lois Conner: A Long View

2018.03.25 – 06.10

Introduction

 

The New York-based photographer Lois Conner has been travelling the world with 7"x17” banquet camera nearly half a century. Through the elongated format of her work she has explored the landscape and the temper of our times; her art is both contemporary and, due to her vision, ‘a long view’ that captures the eternal in the moment, timeless. Conner’s work is that of the artist-artisan: every aspect of her art involves the hand made combined with demanding techniques of platinum printing. In recent years she has employed digital technologies to expand the format of her work, embracing landscapes from the natural to the man-made. Her annual trips to China since 1984 have allowed her to follow the transformation of the People’s Republic and to share her unique understanding of the country’s changing urban and rural mien, as well as the vistas that inspired the country’s unique culture.

Conner has been based in New York City since 1971, where she worked for the United Nations until 1984. During that time she was awarded a Bachelor in Fine Arts (photography) from the Pratt Institute and a Master’s degree from Yale University. Conner has also taught photography since, including over a decade as professor of photography at Yale University. 

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Photographers

Lois Conner (1951-)

Lois Conner is an American photographer. She is noted particularly for her platinum print landscapes that she produces with a 7"x17" format banquet camera. Conner has been based in NYC since 1971 and she worked for the United Nations until 1984. During that time, She received her BFA in photography from the Pratt Institute and her MFA at Yale University.

    Conner has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her work has been shown at museums internationally, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Australian National Gallery in Canberra, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the British Library.

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