Environmentalist Lynn Butler works with slow shutter speeds and various camera movements to document endangered landscapes, animals, and cultures. Relying on Polaroids, she immediately grasps the composition of each shot thanks to her experienced instinct for shadow detail, highlights, form, and color. Many of her landscape photographs are taken from the backs of moving horses. “Living connections between horse and nature open up for me when I ride into a spiritualized environment,” she says. Also working in stereoscopic, or 3D photography, Butler recently exhibited work of the wetlands of Stewart State Forest, New York at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Lynn Butler was born in New York, studied violin at Julliard and graduated from Hamilton College in 1974. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and selected group exhibitions, including the Norton Museum of Palm Beach, the Portland Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Swiss Museum of Photography. Additionally she has published a variety of books chartering her work and her environmental causes.