Janelle Lynch is an artist renowned for her large-format photographs of the landscape. Throughout her 25-year career, she has steadfastly used the medium to investigate themes related to the lifecycle, connection, and transcendence in places she’s lived, including the United States, Mexico, and Spain. While Janelle’s practice has been primarily lens-based, it increasingly incorporates alternative processes. Her decision to use them, principally the cyanotype medium, is aligned with her conceptual inquiry as she is less concerned with replicating the world as she is in imagining the unseen through unmediated contact with natural elements, paper, and light.
Janelle’s photographs reside in major public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Janelle has had several solo exhibitions, including at the Hudson River Museum, the Southeast Museum of Photography, and the Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City. Notable group exhibitions include the Museum of the City of New York, and the Newark Museum, and the George Eastman Museum.
Janelle is the author of three monographs by Radius Books: Los Jardines de México (2010); Barcelona (2012); and Another Way of Looking at Love (2018). She is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography in New York and is represented by Flowers Gallery, London.