Lynn Alleva Lilley

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Lynn Alleva Lilley is an American photographer born in Washington, DC and currently living in Silver Spring, MD.  At the core of her photographic work is connection with place and nature. She has a particular interest in the photobook as a uniquely intimate way of presenting her photographs.  Her first photobook, Tender Mint, includes photographs made in Jordan (2011-2014) which reveal feelings of displacement, loss, adaptation and home. The photographs in her upcoming photobook, Deep Time (Spring 2019), present the mysterious life and world of the Atlantic horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus.  Lynn began as a self-taught photographer and later studied with photographer Terri Weifenbach in Maryland and Washington, D.C.  Lynn has created work while living in Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Maryland and Delaware.

2011    Glen Echo Photoworks, Thinking in Book, Terri Weifenbach
2010    Glen Echo Photoworks, Color Theory and Practice in Photography, Terri Weifenbach
2010    Glen Echo Photoworks, Text and Images Workshop
1991    Master of Arts, The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
1987    Bachelor of Science, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

2020    Four prints of selected images from Deep Time will be included in the Mulhouse Photo Biennale in June 2020 and exhibited in an outdoor space. 
2019    Undercurrents Deep Time is included in this photobook exhibition at Transformer Station, Cleveland, Ohio. 

2019    Solastagia Archive in the Deep Time Lab exhibition, University of New Mexico Museum. Ephemera from the process of creating the photobook, Deep Time, is included in the  archive.  A copy of Deep Time will be included in this traveling exhibition upon publication in Spring 2019.
2011    Kyrgyzstan Two person exhibition, The Art Barn, Williamstown, MA
2010    Red Line Group exhibition,  GlenEcho PhotoWorks, Maryland

2019    Deep Time published in Spring 2019 by The Eriskay Connection, Breda, Netherlands.  Edition of 750.
2017    Tender Mint published in Summer 2017 by The Eriskay Connection, Breda, Netherlands. Edition of 750.

2017    Wallpaper Magazine online, Tender Mint
2015    "Syria: The Trojan Women"  Photographs from the play have been published in The Financial Times, Newsweek, The Times (London), The Washington Post, Courrier International, and National Public Radio (NPR website) among other publications
    Work in Jordan was published by the local non-profit Collateral Repair Project (CRP) which assists Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Amman
2012    Gastronomica Magazine, “At Home in Kyrgyzstan”
2009    BBC News Online Russian Service, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
2006    Swiss Cooperation for Development, Kochkor Village, Kyrgyzstan

2018    Introduction to Principles of Photography, Bilimkana School, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
2013    Introduction to Principles of Photography, Whitman Academy, Amman, Jordan
2012    Photography Workshop, Ghaza Refugee Camp, Amman, Jordan. Sponsored by US Embassy, Amman
2012    Photography Workshop, Mafraq Youth Group, Mafraq, Jordan.  Sponsored by US Embassy, Amman
2012    Photography Workshop at the Talbieh Refugee Camp, Amman, Jordan.                Sponsored by InterNews, Amman

2020    Artist talk, Mulhouse Photo Biennale (forthcoming)
2019    Artist talk, Deep Time, Lewes Public Library
2018    Ocean Currents Lecture Series, University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, Lewes, Delaware.  Lecture, Deep Time.
2017    Artist Residency, University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, Lewes, Delaware.  Deep Time.
2017    Be Art Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany. Artist talk, Tender Mint.

2018    Tender Mint long-listed for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize
2018    Tender Mint short-listed for the PHotoEspana Best Photography Book of the Year
2015    Book Machine  (Tender Mint book dummy selected for workshop, Paris Photo)

Tender Mint is included in the following library collections:  American University of Central Asia Library, Getty Research Institute Library, New York Public Library, Princeton University Library, Swem Library Special Collections of the College of William and Mary, Thomas J. Watson Library Special Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Yale University Library. Deep Time is included in the Chrysler Museum Library among others.