Project Description



Mary Ann Lynch, fine art & documentary photographer and writer, first became known for her portraits of Hawaii’s native peoples (1968-76). Her work embraces film, filmmaking and mixed media, with ancestry, spiritually charged places, and popular culture and the arts as recurrent themes. This native New Yorker has exhibited throughout America and from Austria, the Czech Republic and Estonia, to Japan and Mexico. Her photographs are in collections from the Center for Creative Photography,Tucson and Honolulu Academy of Arts to Visual Studies Workshop.
Photography awards range from Lucie/International Photography Awards (2006-2012) to the National Science Foundation; filmmaking awards: the Denver International Film Festival, San Francisco Women’s Film Festival, Sierra Club and others. A prolific writer, Lynch has authored features for outlets including B&WCamera ArtsColor,Honolulu AdvertiserImago and National Geographic New York. She’s now editing for publication two of her long-term photography projects, Entering Egypt and Forever Marilyn.