It's December 2009, one month to go. What a year of change and transition this has been for me. In August 2009 I left my Brooklyn studio, where I had lived since 2000, and consolidated all my archives and belongings in my permanent residence in the Adirondack foothills, Greenfield Center, New York -- just outside of Saratoga Springs.
Here in Greenfield I'll be digging out for quite awhile. But my new lifestyle still has me in NYC every month for a few days and sometimes twice a month.
Lucie/Int'l Photography Awards 2009 Nine honorable mentions awarded in five categories, professional division.
Publication One of three featured photographers in Big Island Journey: An Illustrated Narrative of the Island of Hawai'i (Mutual Publishing 256 pages, hc, 9.75" x 10," October 2009). ____________________________________________________
B&W Magazine Issue#71, Dec 2009, Profile: Andrea Camuto. Camuto's black and white work on Afghanistan is stunning. After my article appeared I was a juror in PhotoLucida's Critical Mass, where Camuto placed in the top 50. www.bandwmag.com
Red Dog Journal (ceased publication 2011) "Speaking Frankly: Robert Frank's The Americans"
Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, October 16, 2009 article (link at right) The show was at the NYC Met Fall 2009 through January 3, 2010. It opened January 2009, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
Review of The Americans Robert Frank show 2009-2010 at the NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art / Red Dog Journal October 16, 2009
"Marilyn Monroe: More Than You Know " / 2008 Exhibit & Video
Marilyn Monroe : More Than You Know photographs by Mary Ann Lynch
this exhibit opened in Fall 2008 and ran through January 31, 2009 at the TCC Photo Gallery in Longview, Texas
Click on photograph at right and you will be taken to the show, or paste in: www.tccphotogallery.com --works may be securely purchased there 24/7 online-- To view a 10-minute production on this show on youtube, go to:
In October 2008, Mary Ann Lynch joined Red Dog Journal: Where Ideas Expand, as a columnist and Editor at Large. The Journal was part of Red Dog News, All About Photography the bi-monthly online publication founded in July 2008 by Tim Anderson, former publisher of Camera Arts magazine. RDJ ceased publication in 2011.
Lynch's first offering was a four-part series-- "The Sixth Annual Lucie Awards 2008: Meeting the Masters," including an overview of the Awards and interviews with 2008 Lucie Honorees: Herman Leonard (Portraiture), Erwin Olaf (Advertising) and John Iacono (Sports).
Portraits of honorees at Splashlight by Mary Ann Lynch ________________________________ Red Dog Journal ceased publication in 2011
Lynch won eight honors in four categories (professional division) of the 2007 Lucie/International PhotographyAwards. Categories included Fine Art, Collage, Editorial, and Deeper Perspective.
Previously, in the 2006 Annual Lucies IPA, Lynch received honors in the editorial category for "Forever Marilyn" (see Gallery: Marilyn Monroe: this site)
Some of the winning images are shown below "Dealers & Devotees, 2007" (color), The Photography Show 2007(AIPAD), NYC. (Editorial - photo essay; three from five-part series)
"Cycles of Creation: "Ocean/Lava/Land, Hawaii, 2003" (b&w) (Fine Art-Other; Fine Art-Landscape; Diana camera, in-camera overlapped exposures 2003, print 2007)
Essays by Mary Ann Lynch / Archives
CAMERA ARTS 2006-2007 Articles Mary Ann Lynch (Sr. Editor, Camera Arts) note: to be updated, & also earlier years (back to 1999) to be posted
• Jan/Feb 2007 "Visionaries & Noble Hearts: The Eddie Adams Workshop." Lynch takes us inside this beloved workshop as it enters its twentieth year. Better known as "Barnstorm," this "bootcamp for photographers" was the creation of renowned photojournalist Eddie Adams. Each year 100 of the best emerging photographers, selected from submissions from throughout the world, are brought together at the Adams farm in Liberty, New York. There, 100 industry greats lead, coach, and encourage them through an intensive four days of workshops, lectures, shooting to assignment, and professional reviews.
• Nov/Dec 2006 "Unseen Worlds and The Dance of Life: The Photography of Andre Naggar." Mary Ann sat down with Andre near the close of his show at the John Stevenson Gallery in New York in January 2005 and continued her interview with him by phone when he returned to Paris. Of his photography Naggar says, "I photograph not the dancer but the dance, not the bird but its flight, not a horse but the race." Her article looks back over his distinguished career and how he arrived at his particular kind of photography, which bridges the worlds of painting and photography. Naggar, who lives in Paris, is now 80-plus and shows no signs of slowing down, in any arena. He represents France in World Squash Competitions, where last Fall he won in his category. His photographs are in many distinguished collections.
• September/October 2006 "Preludes: the Photography of Toni Parks." One of Toni Parks's earliest photographs was of her father Gordon coming out of the darkroom, but it was not until years later that Toni seriously turned to photography. Now with more than two decades of work and many exhibitions to her credit, this distinguished multi-talented photographer is in the spotlight she deserves.
• July/August 2006 In "A Tribute to Robert Heinecken, 1931-2006" Mary Ann looks at the life and accomplishments of one of the 20th-century's photographic geniuses. Heinecken was known for constantly pushing the envelope of what we know as photography, and for establishing the Department of Photography at UCLA.
• July/August 2006 "Mirror on Marilyn: Reflections of an Icon," Camera Arts interview with Mary Ann Lynch, by Tim Anderson. A longer version of the interview and a portfolio with additional prints can be seen for free at the camera arts website: go to www.cameraarts.com and on the home page click on the "free articles" section and it will take you to the article. June 1, 2006 would have been Marilyn Monroe's 80th birthday; August 5, 2006 was the 44th anniversary of her death.
• Feb/March 2006 "Cherie Hiser: The Fabric of Her Life & Times" goes deep into the work of this remarkable woman who earned a place in photographic history when she conceived and founded The Center of the Eye in Aspen in 1968. Lee Friedlander dubbed her "photo-evangelist" and she is that and much more. The article features several images that have never before been published. Hiser's retrospective at Photographic Image Gallery in Portland, Oregon, was on view through February 2006.
Other Publications, by or about Mary Ann Lynch note: to be updated
• November 2006 Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativityby Michelle Bates (Focal Press, 2006) Mary Ann Lynch, Contributing editor. Lynch is also one of several photographers featured in this engaging introduction to the world of plastic cameras. Perry Dilbeck, Nancy Rexroth, Mark Sink, and Pauline St. Denis are among others featured. Reviews have been excellent and the book has gone into its second printing. Get it at your favorite store or on Amazon.com. Bates, an expert on the Holga, is prominent teaching plastic camera workshops on the national scene.
• May 2006 National Geographic Traveler New York Guide (Second Edition, 2006). Lynch was contributing editor (also on the first edition) and wrote the introductory essay, "New York Today." Look for her photographs in the pages on Harlem, the Upper West Side, the Lower East Side, SoHo, and Greenwich Village.
• July 2006 AVEC. Two of Mary Ann's images are in AVEC, a very limited edition zine out of Staten Island. (click below to download) Guest edited by members of the Sepoy Rebellion (which includes Allan Douglas Coleman, who photographers will know better as A.D. Coleman), AVEC features Lynch's photographs of Marilyn on the front cover and a Norma Jeane on the back, along with two of Mary Ann's Marilyn poems inside. This is a collector's item. Copies are available on our bookstore page and at the Everything Goes Book Cafe in Staten Island - a great used book store serving fine teas and coffees.
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