Holly Lynton is a photographer who was born in Boulder, Colorado, and lived in New York City and London, before settling in the Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts. She received a BA in Psychology from Yale University in 1994, and a MFA in Photography from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2000. Lynton's photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Lynton has been a Visiting Lecturer at Amherst College in Massachusetts and the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paros, Greece, and a Mentor to MFA students at the New Hampshire Institute of the Arts. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The Miami Herald, Photo District News, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Preview Massachusetts, Oxford American, Water ~ Stone Review, and ARTnews.
In 2016, Lynton received the Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grant for her series Bare Handed. She has also been honored with a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship (2013), The Syngenta Photography Award (2013), and an Artist Resource Trust Grant (2011). She was also a finalist for the Maud Morgan Prize, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (2015) and the St Botolph Distinguished Artist Award, (2015).
Lynton’s work is held in private and public collections, including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Center of Creative Photography, University of Arizona, and the Lowe Art Museum. She is represented by the Dina Mitrani Gallery in Miami.