About the Photographer
Since 1967 Linda Connor has traveled to both distant and familiar places to photograph various lands and their people. Documenting megaliths and ruins, petroglyphs and caves, she investigates the visual forms of the sacred. The peacefully arranged flames in Ceremony, Sri Lanka capture the timeless essence of the cyclical and the spiritual. In 1990 the Museum of Contemporary Photography organized Linda Connor, Spiral Journey: Photographs 1967-1990, a retrospective exhibition and accompanying monograph of Connor's work.
Linda Connor's formal photographic education came under the instruction of Harry Callahan at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, and Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (MS, 1969). Born in New York in 1944, Connor has taught photography for many years in California, primarily at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been represented in numerous exhibitions and catalogues, and her photographs are also included in significant collections, including those at the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of fine Arts, Boston; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; International Center for Photography, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.