Born in 1944 in the United States.
Lynne Cohen now lives in Montreal.
Trained as a sculptor and printmaker, she has focused her photography from the start on the everyday world and its deceptions and contradictions. While her work has social, political and sometimes critical implications, it also has a wry humour. Since 1971 she has had numerous shows and also collective exhibitions. There are five monographs on her photography: Occupied Territory, Aperture, L’endroit du décor / Lost and Found, FRAC-Limousin, No Man’s Land, Thames and Hudson, Camouflage and Cover, Le Point du Jour. She is represented in public and private collections including National Gallery of Canada, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Bibliothèque Nationale, France, Art Gallery of Ontario, Center for Creative Photography, International Center of Photography, several FRAC collections and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Lynne Cohen presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2011, nominated by Le Point du Jour for the Discovery Award: Lynne Cohen in Arles.