In Another Way of Looking at Love, Janelle Lynch explores the interconnectedness of all life forms and supports a renewal of human relationships to each other, and to the natural and the spiritual worlds. For some images, Lynch creates points of connection with elements from the same species—Japanese barberry or burdock, for example—while for others, she combines multiple species, such as goldenrod and pokeweed or burning bush and pine trees. Points of connection create spaces, which represent areas where new realities can be envisioned. The depiction of unity, together with color and light, show the beauty and magic of the natural world. Another Way of Looking at Love follows the belief that in their organic and spiritual essence, human beings are inextricably linked to each other and to Mother Nature. Lynch notes, “We are hardwired for connection and our elemental sameness unites us and transcends our apparent differences. Our wellness and the well-being of the world depend on healthy connections to each other and to the earth.” Borne of awe for the power of nature, Another Way of Looking at Love seeks to reimagine the power of connection: to one another, to the planet, and to the generative possibilities of the moment.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Janelle Lynch is an American large-format photographer who has created long-term projects in the United States, Mexico, and Spain. Her photographs are in museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the City of New York; George Eastman Museum; and Brooklyn Museum. She has two monographs published by Radius Books: Los Jardines de México (2010) and AIGA award-winning Barcelona (2013), which also featured her writings. Lynch’s work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and festivals in North America, South America, and Europe. She has had one-person museum shows at the Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City, the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, where she was the first Artist-in-Residence in 2013. She has received several other awards and honors, including three 8×10 Film Grants from Kodak, and a residency at The Hermitage Artist Retreat for 2017-2019. Lynch’s work has also been widely published. She teaches at the International Center of Photography, and writes about photography for Afterimage, photo-eye, and The Photo Review. In 1999, she received an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Darius Himes oversees a global team producing auctions, exhibitions and catalogues as International Head of the Photographs department at Christie’s. Prior to joining Christie’s in Fall 2014, Himes was director of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco from 2011–2014. In 2007, he co-founded Radius Books. He was the founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly journal devoted to photography books, which was published from 2002–2007. A lecturer and writer, he has contributed to Aperture, The Photobook Review, Blind Spot, Bookforum, and BOMB. His most recent book, Publish Your Photography Book, was co-authored with Mary Virginia Swanson (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011), with an updated 2nd edition published in 2014. Himes completed his Master of Arts in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College in 2000, and received a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University, having studied under William Jenkins and Bill Jay.