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Lynn Saville

Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, Lynn Saville is known internationally for her award-winning photographs of cityscapes at twilight and dawn, or, in her words, “the boundary times between night and day.” She captures deserted or nearly deserted streets during these fleeting moments, allowing the viewer to experience a paradoxically timeless solitude.

Saville has published her work in three major monographs: Acquainted with the Night (Rizzoli, 1997), with an introduction by Joseph Rosa; Night/Shift (Random House/Monacelli, 2009), with an introduction by Arthur C. Danto; and Dark City (Damiani, Bologna, 2015), with an introduction by Geoff Dyer.

Represented by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, Saville has won many awards, including fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council for the Arts and the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Cityscapes. Currently, her three-year solo public art show, “Grand Central Revealed,” a project commissioned by New York City’s MTA: ArtsDesign, is on view in Grand Central Terminal.

Saville’s work is in the permanent art collections of major museums, corporations, and individuals, and many of her prints are archived in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University. She earned a B.A. at Duke and an M.F.A at Pratt Institute.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Evening walks
  2. Being driven around the city in a car
  3. Audio books
  4. Paintings by Van Gogh
  5. Twilight & dawn
  6. City parks
  7. Ferryboat rides
  8. Laughing
  9. Friendships, including my husband
  10. Dreaming

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