Judy Linn is an American photographer best known for her collaborations with Patti Smith. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute in 1969. She has had solo shows at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Presentation House Gallery, White Columns and the Fotomuseum. As well as these solo shows Judy Linn's work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present at the Brooklyn Museum in 2009, Strange Messenger at the Museum Boljmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam during 2004, the 1995 Whitney Biennial, and From the Collection of Sam Wagstaff at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, in 1978. Linn’s photographs are in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Getty Collection, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the International Center of Photography. She is the recipient of an Arts and Letters Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in Photography, A Peter S. Reed Foundation grant, and an Anonymous Was a Woman grant. A book of Linn’s photographs of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe was published by Abrams in 2011.
Photograph © Patti Smith