Born in 1944 in the United States. Lives and works in Montreal, Canada.
Trained as a sculptor and printmaker, Lynne Cohen 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 (both Le Point du Jour). She is represented in public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Art Gallery of Ontario, Center for Creative Photography, International Center of Photography, several FRAC collections and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.