Lois Conner

Portrait of Lois   Conner

Lois Conner (b. 1951, New York City, USA) is an American photographer and professor of photography who has published several acclaimed books on China and Tibet, and has extensively traveled around Asia.

Her work is permanently exhibited in galleries in Washington, DC, Lausanne (Switzerland) and Shanghai. A recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grants, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship, Lois Conner has recently been focusing on themes such as lotus leaves or pregnant women.

Calling herself "a collector of landscapes", she favors the 7×17 banquet camera, originally used in the late 19th century for photographing large gatherings, with a huge negative format and elongated platinum prints that ensure that large crowds remain in the same sharp focus. She has also worked on the American West and European countries.