Linda Connor is an internationally renowned photographer and has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute for several decades. Her photographs are in notable collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, International Center for Photography, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Her work is published in monographs including; Visits; Solos; Luminance; and Spiral Journey.
In 2008, Chronicle Books published Odyssey: the Photographs of Linda Connor. This monograph includes over thirty years of photographs and is accompanied by a major exhibition traveling to several locations across the United States. She is the recipient of numerous awards including National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Her photographs depict the relationship between the culturally sacred and natural world while illuminating her connection to and deep respect for her subjects. With her large format camera, Connor travels extensively, exploring sites that evoke mystery and spirit. These explorations of ancient and sacred locales reflect her interest in how diverse cultures manifest the holy.
Linda Connor’s formal photographic education came under the instruction of Harry Callahan at the Rhode Island School of Design and Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).