Lynn Gilbert is a documentary photographer who has used her camera for the past 50 years to bring attention to areas of society that no one has recorded before.
She learned her craft by taking candid pictures of children in their schools for almost a decade. In the 1970s, Gilbert turned to environmental portraits of children from over 100 families in New York City with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
Her next body of work was portraits of women. She was the first to identify the key women from the second wave of the feminist movement, who pioneered in fields traditionally dominated by men. Her book ‘Particular Passions: Talks with Women Who Have Shaped our Times’ contains these portraits, with each woman’s story in her own words.
For almost a decade, she turned her eye on the interiors of the Traditional Houses of Turkey, an essential part of the country’s cultural heritage. Her book ‘The Silk Road: Then and Now’ contains a collection of these photos and is available on Amazon.
More recently, she has been documenting one of the great private gardens of the world through all seasons.
Ms. Gilbert has had many exhibitions. Her work has appeared in numerous books, newspapers, and magazines, and her portraits are in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the New York Historical Society.
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