Janelle Lynch Another Way of Looking at Love
Another Way of Looking at Love (2015-2018) explores the interconnectedness of all life forms and supports a renewal of human relationships to each other, and to the natural and the spiritual worlds.
For some images, I create points of connection with elements from the same species – Japanese Barberry or Burdock, for example –while for others, I combine multiple species, such as Golden Rod and Pokeweed or Burning Bush and Pine trees. Points of connection create spaces, which represent areas where new realities can be envisioned. The depiction of unity, together with color and light, show the beauty and magic of the natural world.
Another Way of Looking at Love follows the belief that in our organic and spiritual essence, we are inextricably linked to each other and to Mother Nature. We are hardwired for connection and our elemental sameness unites us and transcends our apparent differences. Our wellness and the well-being of the world depend on healthy connections to each other and to the earth.
Another Way of Looking at Love is born of awe for the power of nature, and seeks to reimagine our connection to one another, to the planet, and to the generative possibilities of the moment.
About the author
1969, United States
New York, United States
Janelle Lynch’s work investigates themes of absence, presence, transcendence and the life cycle through the landscapes and waterways of the United States, Mexico and Spain. Her recent work explores nature as a metaphor to consider the personal, societal and environmental consequences of disconnection, and simultaneously, our inherent yearning for connection.
Lynch received an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York where she studied with Joel Sternfeld and Stephen Shore. In 2003, she completed the Master Class in Photography, a one-on-one tutorial with Shore at Bard College. From 2015 to 2018, Lynch studied perceptual drawing and painting with Graham Nickson at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture.
Her photographs are in collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; New York Public Library and Brooklyn Museum. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City; the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach; the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo and the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers. Lynch has three monographs published by Radius Books: Los Jardines de México (2010); AIGA award-winning Barcelona (2013) and Another Way of Looking at Love (2018).
Lynch is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography, New York and a frequent guest lecturer. She writes about photography for Afterimage; photo-eye and The Photo Review. Lynch has received three 8×10 Film Grants from Kodak and several artist residencies. She was a finalist for the Cord Prize; Santa Fe Prize for Photography and Photo España Descubrimientos. This is her third Prix Pictet nomination.
Joana Choumali, Ça va aller, 2016-2019
Shahidul Alam, Still She Smiles, 2014
Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Cry Sadness into the Coming Rain, 2014 - 2018
Rena Effendi, Transylvania: Built on Grass, 2012
Lucas Foglia, Human Nature, 2006 – 2019
Janelle Lynch, Another Way of Looking at Love, 2015-2018
Gideon Mendel, A Testament of Faded Memory, 2016
Ross McDonnell, Limbs, 2012
Ivor Prickett, End of the Caliphate, 2016 - 2018
Robin Rhode, Principle of Hope, 2017
Awoiska van der Molen, Am schwarzen Himmelsrund, 2010-2018
Alexia Webster, Street Studios, 2011-2018