Lynn H Butler

About Lynn

I try to capture the sense of time passing. I hope that the photographs will be a reminder that we are on the edge of a century in which the fate of many life forms, including our own, will be determined, and the decision of whether to save or relinquish landscapes such as these will be of increasing urgency.

From the Camargue in France, to Sleepy Hollow in New York, then from the Maine coast to California, I searched the countryside by horseback to construct a plea to witness and conserve what is unique about the natural world. I photograph while in movement, mostly from horseback.

I have worked in different geographies and societies. My work includes intimate urbanized spaces, to the wider and wilder parts of American Indian culture and country.

I am motivated by concern for the environment brought about by human relationships to the land that then threaten those relationships.


Born in New York, Lives in Thompson Ridge, NY
Education: B.A., Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, 1974
Certificate Program, International Center of Photography, 1984
M.A.E., College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, 1986

Awards and Grants


Bydale foundation
David G Taft Foundtion
Sun River Health Foundation


Dr Charels Hamlin Family Foundation


The Minestry of Culture, Espace Malraux Scene Nationale Chambery Savioc, France


Juried Show Armory, Palm Beach, FL
Best Art Photographer, Newsweek Selection for I.C.P. Infinity Awards
1st Prize Washington Thoroughbred Associated Art Show, Seattle, WA


Marcus H. Saffran Library Endowment-Univeristy of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Foundation Grant


Ilford Grant
Polaroid Grant
The Albert Otten Foundation of Living Arts Grant, through the Portland Museum of Art
Rutgers University
Zimmerli Art Museum Printmaking Grant


New Jersey Historical Society Grant


Publications . Solo Exhibitions . Group Exhibitions . Collections . Short Resume