BIOGRAPHY

Lynn Goldsmith's imagery is in numerous collections: The Smithsonian, The Polaroid 
Collection, The Kodak Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Museum of 
Contemporary Photography, and the permanent collection of Museum Folkwang. She is a 
multi-awarded portrait photographer whose work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People, Elle, Interview, The New Yorker, etc. 
Her subjects have varied from entertainment personalities to sports stars, from film directors to 
authors, from the extra-ordinary to the ordinary man on the street. Her forty years of photography 
have not only been an investigation into the nature of the human spirit, but also into the 
natural wonders of our planet.

Twelve books of her photography have been published. She has been on The New York Times Best Seller list as well as won two Art Direction awards for them: Titles include Rock and Roll Stories, The Police: 1978-1983, Bruce Springsteen- Access All Areas, 
The Police, New Kids, Circus Dreams, PhotoDiary, and 
Flower. Lynn's professional achievements are in no way limited to the world of 
photography. She is the youngest member ever to be accepted into the DGA (Director's 
Guild of America). In 1971, she was the director of Joshua Television, the first company 
to do video magnification for rock groups entertaining at large venues. In 1972, she was 
a director for the first rock show on network television: ABC's "In Concert". In 1973, Lynn 
directed "We're An American Band", the first music documentary to be released as a 
theatrical short. In the mid-seventies, Lynn stopped directing to concentrate 
fully on photography. 

She has been a consistent contributor to the highly acclaimed series of Day in the Life 
of books series as well as many other photography collections.

By the early 80's Lynn departed from the worlds of both photography and film, to 
become the first ‘optic-music’ artist. Using the a.k.a. Will Powers, she produced the album 
"Dancing For Mental Health" on Island Records. Lynn’s written songs with recording 
artists Sting, Steve Winwood, Todd Rundgren and Nile Rodgers. Her debut 
album won critical acclaim and her single, Kissing With Confidence, reached #3 on the 
British charts. As was her plan, the videos from the album which she produced and 
directed became more than commercials for the record. They were used by the 
United States Department of Labor to inspire unemployed youths, and by the National 
Marriage Counsel in England. Will Powers' videos have also been used by Harvard 
University to help with language instruction, and by other schools throughout the United 
States for their individual teaching needs. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City 
has two Will Powers videos in their permanent collection as she was among the first to do 3-dimensional computer animation.

Though a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Michigan, with a B.A. in 
both English and Psychology, Lynn considers herself a self-taught artist and 
entrepreneur. She was the founder of LGI Photo Agency, an organization which 
represented the work of over two hundred worldwide photographers. Established in 
1976, LGI was the first agency to specialize in servicing celebrity portraiture for 
editorial usage. LGI was sold in 1997 so that Lynn could more fully focus on creating images. 



The wide range of Lynn's talents, skills and achievements are products of a belief she 
holds constant: Creativity is based on breaking limiting thought patterns
, thus making anything possible.

EXHIBITIONS - PHOTOGRAPHY - SOLO SHOWS

2014 - Mouche Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

2013 - San Francisco Art Exchange, San Fransico, CA

2013 - Morrison Hotel Gallery, NYC, NY
2012 - Proud Chelsea Gallery, London, UK

2011 - San Francisco Art Exchange, San Francisco, CA
2011 - Morrison Hotel Gallery, NYC, NY
2011 - Galerie Zuger, Vail, CO
2010 - Singleton-Bliss Museum of Fine Art, Sante Fe, NM

2010 - Hallmark Museum of Contempory Photography, Turner Falls, MA
2010 - Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY

2010 - Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Ft. Collins, CO
2010 - A Gallery for Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
2010 - Morrison Hotel Gallery La Jolla CA
2009 - Jenkins Johnson - New York, NY
2008 - Hallmark Museum of Contempory Photography, Turner Falls, MA

2008 - Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
2008 - Masters Gallery, Denver, CO
2007 - Holden Luntz Palm Beach Contemporary Art Fair, FL
2007 - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Cleveland, OH
2007 - Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 - Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2007 - Frank Picture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 - Morrison Hotel Gallery La Jolla CA
2006 - Morrison Hotel Gallery - New York, NY
2005 - Masters Gallery, Denver, CO
2003 - David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
2002 - Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL
2002 - Photo Forum Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2001 - Celebrites Gallery, Lahaina, HI
2000 - Foto Real, Austin, TX
1998 - Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1996 - The VH-1 Gallery, New York, NY
1995 - ICP, The International Center of Photography, NY, NY
1995 - The Govinda Gallery, Washington, DC
1994 - Acanthus Gallery, Saugerties, NY


EXHIBITIONS - PHOTOGRAPHY - GROUP SHOWS

2015 -"The Universe of Pier Paolo Pasolini" June 25-Oct 15 2015 Castello Carlo V Lecce Italy

2014 - Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, "American Cool" Washingon, DC

2014 - The Henry Ford "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" Dearborn, MI

2013 - Canadian Museum of History "Face to Face: The Canadian Personalities Hall" Gatineau, QC

2013 - Canadian Museum of History "Double-Take: Portraits of Canadian Newsmakers" Gatineau, QC

2013 - The Durham Museum, "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" Omaha, NE

2013 - Musical Instrument Museum, "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" Scottsdale, AZ

2013 - Experience Music Project, "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" Seattle, WA

2012 - The National Museum of Women in the Arts, "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" Washington, DC

2012 - McMichael Canadian Art Centre "Double-Take: Portraits of Canadian Newsmakers" Kleinburg, ON

2012 - Confederation Centre Art Gallery "Double-Take: Portraits of Canadian Newsmakers" Charlottetown, PEI

2012 - Holden Luntz Gallery, "ReImagine-ReInvent" Palm Beach, FL

2012 - Currier Museum of Art, "Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography" Manchester, NH

2012 - Auckland Art Museum, "Who Shot Rock" Auckland, New Zealand

2012 - Allentown Art Museum, "Who Shot Rock" Allentown, PA

2012 - Blender Gallery, "Blondie Heart of Glass" Sydney, Australia

2012 - Holden Luntz Gallery, "A Visual Journey Through The Imagination" Palm Beach, FL

2012 - Norton Muesum, "Clubs, Joints, and Honky Tonks" Palm Beach, FL

2012 - Morrison Hotel Gallery, "Rolling Stones. A 50 Year Tribute" New York, NY

2012 - Museum Folkwang, "Der Mensch und seine Objekte" Essen, Germany.

2012 - Annenburg Space for Photography, "Who Shot Rock & Roll" Los Angeles, CA

2012 - Detroit Mueseum of Contemporary Art, "Light Show" Detroit, MI

2012 - Royal Ontario Museum, "Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll" Toronto, CA

2011 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" Cleveland, OH
2011 - Lynn and Baron: "Rock History" Etherton Gallery, Tucson AZ
2011 - Museum of the Rockies, "Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll" Bozeman, MT
2011 - The Buddy Holly Center, "Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll" Lubbock, TX
2011 - Tuscon Museum of Art, "Who Shot Rock" Tuscon, AZ
2011 - Birmingham Museum of Art, "Who Shot Rock" Birmingham, AL
2011 - Columbia Museum of Art, "Who Shot Rock" Columbia, SC
2010 - Worcester Art Muesum, "Who Shot Rock" Worcester, MA

2010 - Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, "Who Shot Rock" Memphis, TN

2010 - Akron Art Museum, "Who Shot Rock" Akron, OH

2010 - George Eastman House, "Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll" Rochester, NY
2010 - Museum of Photographic Arts, "Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll" San Diego, CA
2010 - Amerika Haus, Munich Germany
2010 - Museum Folkwang "A Star is Born", Essen Germany
2010 - Jenkins Johnson "Winter Haiku", San Francisco, CA and NYC, NY

2010 - Experience Museum "Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll", Seattle, WA
2009 - Jenkins Johnson "Summertime", San Francisco
2009 - Women's Museum, "Music Seen: Rock 'N' Roll Photojournalists" Dallas, TX
2009 - Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn New York, NY
2009 - Scope New York, Jenkins Johnson, New York, NY
2009 - Pulse New York, Jenkins Johnson, New York, NY
2009 - Portland Museum of Art, "Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography" Portland, Oregon
2009 - Holden Luntz Gallery, "A Time Remembered" PB, FLA
2008 - Art Miami, Contessa Gallery, Miami, FL
2007 - Center for Fine Art Photography - "Fantasy and Fantasies" Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
2007 - Jenkins Johnson Gallery- "Representation 2007", San Francisco CA, New York, NY
2007 - Jenkins Johnson Gallery- "Celebrate Summer", San Francisco CA, New York, NY
2007 - Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2007 - Scope Hamptons, Wainscott, NY
2007 - Center for Fine Art Photography - "Fantasy and Fantasies" Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
2007 - Jenkins Johnson Gallery- "Representation 2007", San Francisco CA, New York, NY
2007 - Jenkins Johnson Gallery- "Celebrate Summer", San Francisco CA, New York, NY
2006 - Group Show - Art of Photography, San Diego, CA
2006 - PDN Photography Annual Personal Work
2005 - Group Show - Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2005 - Barrett Art Center - Poughkeepsie NY
2002 - Eye Candy Ron Judish Fine Arts, Denver, CO
2002 - Kodak Rock Photography Collection
2003 - Portraits Of Modern Music Beaker Gallery, Tampa, FL
2004 - Newark Museum - Group Show
2002 - David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
2002 - Springsteen - Troubadour of the Highway Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MI
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Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit, MI
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Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA
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Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ
2001 - Milk Exhibition, New York, London
1998 - Backstage - Serge Sorokko Gallery, New York, NY
1998 - Images of Rock - 50 Years of Rock and Roll Photography
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Magidson Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY
1997 - Seeing Jazz - Smithsonian Institute - Traveling Show
1996 - Graham Nash / Nash Editions - Traveling Show
1996 - The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1996 - Kent Gallery - Domestic Abuse Awareness, New York, NY
1996 - The Photographer's Gallery, London, England
1996 - Contemporary Prints / Nash Editions, CA
1996 - The Cool and The Crazy - Images of Punk
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Candace Perich Gallery, Ridgefield, CT and the
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Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY
1996 - Photographs, Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, TX
1993 - The Polaroid Collection
1989 - Women in Photography International World Tour
1988 - People Magazine - US Tour
1986 - Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY

EXHIBITIONS -VIDEO

2013 - Museum of The Moving Image
1988 - New York State Museum - Albany, NY
1987 - Magazine Traveling Exhibit - MTV
1987 - Vermont Film Festival
1985 - Museum of Modern Art - New York, NY
1985 - Houston International Film Festival
1985 - New York International Film Festival

AWARDS -VIDEO
1985 - Int'l Television and Film Festival of New York - Silver Medal
1985 - Houston International Film Festival - Gold Award
1985 - Int'l Television and Film Festival of New York - Silver Medal
1984 - Int'l Television and Film Festival of New York - Gold Medal
1984 - Int'l Television and Film Festival of New York - Silver Medal
1984 - Monitor Award
1984 - ArtExpo NY featured in Electronic Art
1984 - Museum of Modern Art Circulating Video Library

AWARDS -PHOTOGRAPHY

2014 - PDN Photo Annual Winner for Rock and Roll Stories

2014 - The Photoimaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) Photographer Award
2011 - Black and White Spider Awards, Honorable Mention
2010 - The Gala Awards : The Dominant Color Award, special mention
2010 - PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, 2nd Place Self Portraits
2010 - PDN Faces, Self Portrait catagory, The Looking Glass Series
2009 - The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, 3rd prize Digital Enhanced catagory
2009 - PDN Faces, Self Portrait catagory, The Looking Glass Series
2009 - ARTROM Gallery Women In The Arts
2009 - PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, 2nd Place Self Portraits
2008 - PDN Faces First Runner up, Self Portrait Category
2007 - Camera Arts Magazine/Center For Fine Art Photography, Directors Selection
2005 - Photowork 05 - Barrett Art Center - Poughkeepsie NY
2005 - B&W Spider Awards Vintage 1st place winner
1994 - NPC International
1992 - Art Director's Club - Book - 71st National Exhibition Merit Award for Circus Dreams
1991 - Art Director's Club - Book - 70th National Exhibition Merit Award for New Kids
1990 - Art Director's Club - People Magazine's Most Beautiful
1987 - NPC International
1986 - Lucien Clergue Award
1985 - World Press - Portraiture
1982 - NPC International
1981 - NPC International

SOCIETIES

Directors Guild of America
American Society of Media Photographers
American Federation of Musicians
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
World Photographic Academy
Photo Imaging Education Association

LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
The Julia Dean Photo Workshops

Colorado Mountain College
The Silver Seas Cruise Line
The Eddie Adams Workshop

Photo Imaging Education Association, PMA Anaheim, CA

Rencontres D'Arles, France
ASMP - Washington DC
Billboard Convention, Los Angeles CA
VISCOMM - New York, NY
Cape May Photo Workshop - Cape May, NJ
Center for Photography at Woodstock - Woodstock, NY
Rhode Island School of Design
Oklahoma Arts Institute - Stillwater, OK
Santa Fe Photographic Workshop - Santa Fe, NM
The Learning Annex - New York, NY
ICP - International Center of Photography - New York, NY
The Disney Institute - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Wheaton College - Norton, MA
The Photography Club of Long Island - Port Washington, NY
The Hallmark Institute of Photography
Eddie Adams Workshop - New York, NY
Anderson Ranch - Snowmass, CO
Photo Expo East - New York, NY
Digital Shooters Retreat - Scottsdale, AZ
Digital Landscape Workshop Series - Bryce Canyon, Utah
Digital Landscape Workshop Series - Hilo, Hawaii
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International convention - Las Vegas, Nevada
First Ladies of Photography: A Forum
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International convention - Las Vegas, Nevada
40 Years Behind the Camera
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


A SELECT LIST OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO:
America 24/7
New York 24/7
The Story of Kodak
More Reflections on the Meaning of Life
Life and Love - A Book of Embraces
An American Reunion 1993 - The 52nd Presidential Inauguration
RollingStone - The Photographs
RollingStone - The Illustrated History of Rock and Roll
RollingStone - Images of Rock & Roll
RollingStone - The Complete Covers 1967-1997
Halloween
A Day in the Life of America
A Day in the Life of Canada
A Day in the Life of Italy
A Day in the Life of Spain
A Day in the Life of London
A Day in the Life of The National Hockey League
The White T
Life - The First 50 Years, 1936-1986
Life - Century of Change
Seeing Jazz - Artists and Writers on Jazz
Nudes Index 1
Love - A Celebration of Humanity
Graphis Photo Annual 2002
Rolling Stone book of 1000 covers