Lynne Cohen


Lynne Cohen (1944, Racine, Wisconsin, USA – 2014, Montreal, Canada)

Lynne Cohen started out as a sculptor and a printmaker but soon turned to photography. She began working in a style that served her with small changes for the rest of her life. Always seeking out new sorts of places to photograph, she produced a large body of work in various formats, first contact prints, then enlargements, initially in black and white, later in colour. Besides numerous catalogues, she has ten books to her name: “Occupied Territory“, “Aperture“ (1988; second edition 2012), “L’endroit du décor/Lost and Found“, “Hôtel des arts & FRAC-Limousin“ (1992), “No Man’s Land“, Thames and Hudson (2001), “Camouflage” and “Cover“, Le Point du Jour, (2005 and 2009), “Lynne Cohen”, Dazibao/Vu, Montréal (2011), “Nothing is Hidden“, Steidl (2012), “Almas Gemelas, Tender Puentes“, Pamplona (2012), “Faux Indices /False Clues“, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2013) and “Lynne Cohen“, Mapfre Foundation, Madrid (2014). In 2005 she was a recipient of a Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts and Media Arts (Canada) and in 2011 the first winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award. Her work has been exhibited in numerous one-person shows with others planned for the future.