Linda Connor: Continuum

“Avalokitesvara, Meditation Cave, Ladakh, India,” 2011


Candela Books + Gallery is proud to present Continuum, a selection of photographs by celebrated photographer Linda Connor. The exhibition includes original contact prints, as well as recent digital prints on paper and silk, from her haunting 2008 monograph, Odyssey. Using a large-format 8 x 10 view camera, Connor has captured an array of sacred iconography, religious sites and related cultural events that span multiple continents and several decades. With images from India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Egypt, Turkey, Tibet, Hawaii and Southwest America, Connor has created a transcendent body of work that evokes a sense of wonder as equally for the natural world as for our human endeavors in it.

“I am fascinated with the ways the mysteries of life, death, and the universe are interpreted in these different belief systems. In particular, I have become interested in the relationship between these systems of belief and the natural world.” –Linda Connor

Connor is a professor at the San Francisco Art Institute and founding president of the bay area nonprofit organization, PhotoAlliance, dedicated to the understanding, appreciation and creation of contemporary photography. Connor has received, among other awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Arts grants, and her work is collected widely, including at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


A preview reception and artist talk will take place Thursday, October 31st, 5-8pm. The exhibition will open to the public Friday, November 1st, 5-9pm.