Lynn Davis

|Photo: Paul Laster

Lynn Davis was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1944. Her work is in numerous international public and private collections, including The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In 1997 the Lannan Foundation gifted a large group of Ms. Davis’s series of iceberg photographs to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Ms. Davis has become known for her large-scale black and white photographs. She has produced images made in Egypt, Australia, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Yemen, Lebanon, Greenland, and the United States.

While in residence at Lannan, Ms. Davis traveled throughout the Southwest completing the second half of a new two-part project comprised of photographs taken within the United States.


Iceberg 18, Disco Bay, Greenland, 1988

Size: 28 x 28 inches
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Recipient: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Lynn Davis elsewhere on

Lynn Davis, (Residency)
Lynn Davis: Egypt and Chris Burden: The Other Vietnam Memorial / The Big Wheel, (Art)
Lynn Davis, (Bios)