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Jill Lynne
For over forty years, the unique photographic imagery of JILL LYNNE, a multi-generational New Yorker, has been exhibited, collected, and published internationally – with two comprehensive Retrospectives, over forty solo exhibitions, representation in important group shows, museums and prestigious private collections.

In her early 20s, LYNNE’s Art/Photography attracted the eye of the celebrated Owner of the groundbreaking 57thSt. Witkin Photography Gallery, Lee Witkin, who then represented her. LYNNE’s utilizes Photography as the primary medium for her art, commissioned Portraits of hi-profile individuals such as the Clintons (the Intrepid Foundation) & Gorbachov (CNN), environmental work (the Everglades Commission, Hudson River Park Conservancy), & reportage.

In August 2002, Lynne was awarded with a coveted Artists Grant from the New York Foundation For The Arts for being an “important Artist/Photographer…and vital to the community”.

LYNNE is celebrated for being the first woman to use computer technology to enhance photography (1970s). She recently exhibited her redigitized five-foot VINTAGE: “POP ICON Series”(1975-2004) at South Beach’s A.J.Japour Gallery. In August, Professional Photographer Magazine published a feature “Art and Portraits… Jill Lynne Says They Are Often One And The Same”.

In April 2005 LYNNE was honored with being the first Photographer to have a retrospective exhibition in the atrium of the Dcota (The Design Center of The Americas). In August 2003, LYNNE’s Photography was exhibited at a private showcase in Southampton. In June 2002, her portrait photography was presented in a Solo Exhibition in Greenwich Ct. and in July, her vintage 3m Color-in-Color Machine prints were showcased at the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami’s Design District. In 2000 LYNNE’s work was exhibited in a retrospective at the Sara Y. Rentschler Gallery, Hudson, N.Y.

LYNNE also specializes in Photography and Arts Education, as well as Administration; Cornell Capa handpicked her for the first faculty at the renowned International Center Of Photography. Upon graduation from College, Chairman, Benedict Fernandez, selected her to teach at Parsons/the New School, & she later served on the faculty of Rutgers University. As Director of the photography program at the Women’s Interart Center, she founded the PHOTO*FLOW Workshop Programs, expanding them to NYC’s YMCA & the Woodstock Center for Photography. LYNNE received grants from the New York State Council On The Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and IBM to direct & coordinate programs involving such important Photographers as Mary Ellen Mark, Ralph Gibson, Ruth Orkin, George Tice, Jill Friedman and the late Barbara Morgan.

LYNNE also curates exhibitions on Photography, Art, Environmental Design & Architecture, regularly gives guest workshops, and lectures on her own Art/Photography, as well as the History of Photography. In 2008, she was honored to give a Lecture/Presentation at Professional Women Photographers, NYC and Pratt University, New York.

LYNNE studied under the tutelage of the renowned Ilya Bolowtowsky at NYC’s Art Student’s League. Further studies at SUNY, New Paltz, UC Berkeley, and City College, NYC, won her a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts & Education and a Masters in Education with a major in Art History. LYNNE’s Photographic mentors include such eminent Photographers as Lisette Model, Barbara Morgan, Benedict Fernandez, and Cornell Capa.

Additional one woman shows include the Aoki Gallery, NYC, the Everglades Commission Conference, Florida, the International Center for Photography, NYC, the Neikrug Gallery, NYC, the Watermill Museum, Southampton, N.Y., the Hampton Classic, Southampton, N.Y., the Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, the Photo-Cine Club, Paris, and the Gallery Monte Carlo. Group exhibitions & collections include the Cooper Hewitt Museum, NYC, the Everson Museum, N.Y., Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y. the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, Harkness House, NYC, the Alternative Museum, NYC, the Johnson Museum at Cornell University, N.Y., the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, the Museum of Fine Art, Worcester, Mass., the Museum of Fine Art, Ohio, the Milwaukee Center for Photography, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, Officio del Arts, Paris, and the Henry Buhl Collection.

LYNNE’s Photographyand Writing hves appeared internationally in such publications such as NEWSWEEK, ROLLING STONE, the NEW YORKER, the NEW YORK TIMES, the VILLAGE VOICE, MANHATTAN, the LOS ANGELOS TIMES, US, OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE, PALM BEACH SOCIETY, MS., the SOHO NEWS, AFTER DARK, OUT, VOGUE, VOGUE ITALIA, STERN, the BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY…She is a regular contributor to New York Social Diary

LYNNE is known for her use of now-extinct technologies – the first computer process for photography, introductory color Xerox, and 3m color-in-color, as well as developing unique in-camera methodologies. Her Art delves into the spiritual, women’s roles, the environment, socio-political issues & explores lifestyle, nite-life, the art world, fashion, chic society, the underground, diverse sub-cultures, flora, fauna, & the equestrian.

LYNNE’s environmental work –including photography and advocacy for the Hudson River Park Conservancy -was celebrated in a special ceremony in which she received an official parks name badge from former Parks Commissioner Henry Stern.

Simon & Schuster have published LYNNE’s short story/ vignettes.

She is also a regular Contributor to New York Social Diary.

LYNNE has served on many charitable benefit committees as well as producing world betterment & fund-raising Events for such important not-for-profits as the Red Cross, the Nature Conservancy, Gods Love We Deliver and WNET/Channel Thirteen, as well as being a spokesperson for such organizations as the Rainforest Alliance and Art Basel.

Entries by Jill Lynne

Re-NEW-all:Cultural New Year Catch-Up;January 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 12:35 AM

The New Year, "SIDE SHOW", "Mr. Turner", "Big Eyes", Goya at The National Arts Club. "Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire" at The Metropolitan Museum, "After The War Is Over" by Jennifer Robson, Bird Watching for Couch's Kingbird.


We decided to take time off during this holiday...

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Revving for the Holidays: November 2014; Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2014 | 10:22 PM

The American Indian College Fund with Idina Menzel, The VOSS Foundation "Women Helping Women" Luncheon at the Downtown Dream, New York Foundling and The Literary Salon, "If Nuns Rued The World" by Jo Piazza, "The Daughters of Kabul" by Jenny Nordberg, The Jazz Foundation of America Gala Concert at The...

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Rushing Into the New Season: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 2:45 AM

The new season has begun -- and with it a rush of exciting cultural, charitable and social events. The challenge -- that "clone problem," wishing we could be in multiple locations simultaneously.

The two theater events, I recommend, both focus on the lives of important cultural figures that left indelible...

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Welcoming Autumn 2014: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 1:58 AM

"Pride" the Film, "Art And Craft" the Documentary, "Love's Labors" a new Exhibition by Pat Lasch, the New York Women's Foundation Le Cirque Luncheon, "Somewhere In France" a new novel, Southampton - The new Parrish Art Museum, The Southampton Center, Sunset on the Beach...

Clear cerulean blue skies present a...

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Celebrating Into August: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up, 2014

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 12:13 PM

Celebrating Into August:The Cultural & Charitable Catch-up
Text & Photographs © Jill Lynne 2014

Tibet House and Menla Mountain Retreat, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash, "China Dolls" by Lisa See, Hamilton's Soda Fountain, "The Hundred Foot Journey"...

I celebrated my birthday at...

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Smiling Into Summer: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 6:44 AM

Smiling Into Summer
Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up; July 2014

Text & Photographs © Jill Lynne 2014.

Jeff Koons, The Whitney Museum of Art Moves Downtown, "The Invention Of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd, "The Ocean At The End of The Lane" by Neil Gaiman, "Siddharth" by Richard Mehta, The...

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Warming Into June: Cultural ^ Charitable Catch-Up

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 1:18 PM

Warming Into June; Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up

Central Parks Mini-Regatta, MFIT's Couture Council, Designer Ralph Rucci, The Lighthouse Gild's POSH Sale, Gala & Interesting History, Audra McDonald, Billie Holiday & Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, MAD Museum's "Multiple Exposures: Jewelry & Photography", Furnishings by Ilana Goor at Urban...

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Springing Into May/Charitable & Cultural Catch-Up

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 10:51 AM

Text & Photos © Jill Lynne, May 2014

The Charitable Hosts, Jean and Martin Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff with Honored Pit, Lady Belle Marie and "Sister" Mini-Rescue

Charitably yours attended the kick-off cocktail for the Southampton Animal...

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Cultural & Chartable Catch-Up: April 2014

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 2:36 PM

The Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up: April 2014

Text & Photographs © Jill Lynne, 2014

The Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Children, The ORPHAN TRAIN, the film "Belle" , The Faberge Egg Hunt & historical documentary...

It was last week when I was a guest of...

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Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up: March 2014

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 5:14 PM

The warmer weather's promise of spring provided a welcome backdrop for three, charitable, very social benefits. The ladies of the social set were all out -- decked in gorgeous designer gowns -- looking almost like spring fleurs.

The Women's Project Theater presented its 29th Annual Gala Celebration, Honoring Women of...

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Cultural & Chartable Catch-Up: February 2014

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 5:42 PM

Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up with FAVS & Commentary

Text & Photographs (c) Jill Lynne, February 2014

Pete Seeger, The Tibet House Benefit, French Jazz, Smalls, Outsider Artist Purvis Young, TAIM, NFLs 50 Yard Dinner, Isabel Allende's Maya's Notebook & Ripper, Karen Thompson Waler's The Age of Miracles, FGI's Rising Fashion...

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Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up: October 28, 2013

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 12:28 AM

C & C Catch-Up
Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up

The Jazz Foundation's Loft Party, "A Time To Kill", "12 Years A Slave", The Abbey Theater at Irish Arts, Dr. Eli Wiesel, Nick Brandt's "Across The Ravaged Land" at Hasted Kraeutler, Hedy Klineman's Buddhas at Tibet House, East Berlin...

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Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up: August 28, 2013

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 5:18 PM

CULTURAL & CHARITABLE Catch-Up: August 2013
The Summer of Cultural Infusion:

Text and Photographs © Jill Lynne, August 27, 2013

Summer 2013. The summer of Cultural Infusion!
How blissed am I to have been born...

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Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up: July 9, 2013

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 7:39 PM

Cultural & Charitable CATCH-UP: July 9, 2013
The Met, Mad, FMIT, Punk Fashion, Wood Sculpture, John Malkovich...

Text & Photographs © Jill Lynne 2013

Happy Birthday America and Happy B Day to all of us Cancerians! May Freedom always, all-ways, prevail......
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Secret NYC I: Edwin Booth & The Player's Club

(3) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 4:48 PM

Admittedly I am an avid eavesdropper. Ever-curious, I am prone to strain, listening to tidbits of conversations. This has served yours truly well -- from hippy-chic adventures in Big Sur (but that's another story) through a recent night at NYC's historical 1888, Gramercy Park Player's Club.

On that eve, I...

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Cultural-Catch-Up II: Bibi Ferreira, Kinky Boots

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 2:38 PM

Being a cinema-buff, it is rare for me to think that a theatrical event surpasses the film -- especially a good one.

However, such is the way of Kinky Boots, the Broadway musical that utilizes all possible elements within the theatrical art-form -- from the excellent book by Harvey...

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Cultural-Catch-Up: April 2013

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 7:49 PM

So much wonderful Art to see, hear, experience...

NYC is indeed a cultural wonderland and a la Lewis Carol's Alice, I am indeed Jill Lynne -In-Wonderland.

For many of us late "Boomers", the ever-so-charming "Breakfast at Tiffany's" based on the novelette by Truman Capote, and starring the effervescent, unforgettable Audrey...

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Dorm Mentality: Trending WV Demographics

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 5:33 PM

I admit it!

I am a multi-generational New Yorker, an "urban chick-a-dee," who has truly enjoyed growing up in NYC apartments -- with occasional excursions to my grandparents' country homes and beachside cottages. Although I have owned houses, ultimately I prefer apartment living.

Four decades ago, I moved to the...

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Catch-Up: Passion, Fashion, People, Places, Productions & Lessons (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 4:24 PM


It's been awhile since we connected but... here we are beginning an exciting new autumnal season.

By the far the BEST (and most meaningful) film I've seen recently seen, is the newly released, Least Among Saints. Written, directed and starring Martin Papazian, and produced by his famed Hollywood...

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Marilyn Monroe's Complicated Legacy To Women

(14) Comments | Posted December 30, 2011 | 7:00 PM


Growing up on the eve of the "Marilyn phenomena" was difficult!

The irony is that Marilyn and Moi shared a bed!

Well not really... but during a brief affair in Easthampton I wound up in the one-time rented cottage of the...

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