Lynn Saville photographs cities at twilight and dawn. Her pictures capture scenes at what she calls “the boundary times between night and day,” have been widely exhibited in the US and abroad. Her latest monograph, Dark City: Urban America at Night, was published by Damiani in 2015. Her work is represented by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York and is in the permanent art collections of major museums, corporations and individuals.
About Speaker: Lynn Saville was born in Durham, North Carolina and received her BA from Duke University and MFA from the Pratt Institute. She specializes in photographing cities and rural settings at twilight and dawn, or as she describes it, “the boundary times between night and day.” Her work has been widely exhibited in the US and abroad, including at The Photographers’ Gallery, London; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina; Tucson Museum of Art; and Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University.
Her work can be found in numerous major public collections including National Portrait Gallery, London; International Center of Photography, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. Her photographs have been published in four monographs: Acquainted With the Night (Rizzoli, 1997); Night/Shift, with an introduction by Arthur C. Danto (Random House/Monacelli, 2009); Dark City, with an introduction by award winning critic Geoff Dyer (Damiani, Bologna, 2015) and Lost: New York (Kris Graves Projects, New York, 2018).
Saville’s work has won many awards, including fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts; New York State Council for the Arts; and most recently, the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Cityscapes. Currently her 3-year solo public art show is on view in Grand Central Terminal. 8 large light boxes show “Grand Central Revealed” a project commissioned by New York City’s MTA: ArtsDesign. She lives with her husband, the poet Philip Fried.
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