Lynda Is a photographic artist based in the UK focusing on long term bodies of work; primarily looking at landscape and the idea that memory is stored in place; that there are traces and an imprint of history stored in the buildings, landscapes and spaces where specific events have occurred.

She is interested in exploring ways of showing what is invisible to the naked eye.  As well as photography she works with video, sound and archive; collecting objects and testimony from these spaces as well as employing camera-less techniques in an attempt to find a way to collaborate with the subject.  She likes to work with the materiality of specific landscapes, bringing a trace of it's history and memory in to the work.

Lynda's commercial work can be viewed here - lyndalaird.co.uk

Education

MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism, London College of Communication (Distinction) 

Talks

BA Photography Farnham, 2018

MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism, London College of Communication, 2018

Photofusion, 2018

MA Photography, Falmouth, 2017


Awards & Grants

Planche (s) contact Festival, Deauville, selected artist residency, 2017

Nominated for the Magnum graduate photographers award, 2017

Dying matters - Celebrating life in the face of death - Winner, 2017

Planche (s) Contact, le Prix de la foundation Louis Roederer - Winner, 2016

Planche (s) contact Festival, Deauville, selected graduate artist residency, 2016

PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, Highly commended, 2015

Close up Women in photography/Metro imagining, mentorship, 2015

Exground film festival, selected, 2015

Craft photographer of the year, Winner, 2015

Exhibitions

Out of the Woods of Thought, Inside the Outside, Argentea Gallery, Birmingham, 2018

Elastic, Old Girls ClubCork Photo Festival, Cork, Ireland, 2018

Planche (s) contact photography festival, Deauville, 2017

Dying matters - Celebrating life in the face of death, touring show, 2017

Planche (s) contact festival, Deauville, 2016

Landscape, Telegram gallery, London, 2016

In the forest of things, London College of Communication, 2016

Urban bee keeping, The Peckham Pelican, London, 2015

Using Format