Originally from a small town in Texas, Lynn Savarese resided and traveled throughout the world before making New York City her home in the early 1980s following her graduation from Harvard Law School. After careers in corporate law and investment banking and a lengthy sabbatical to raise her family and pursue volunteer work for various human rights organizations, Lynn finally found her passion—photography—several years ago. Since then, her photography has appeared in numerous galleries, art fairs, and other exhibitions and publications throughout the world, and she has also won several major international prizes and honors, including being selected as a Finalist in the 2016 Magnum Photography Awards competition.
Mounted specimens have long been a subject of fascination for Savarese in her photographic pursuits. In both her award-winning Plumigeri and her Still Life Aviary series, she strives to capture the haunting charisma of these ‘animal things,’ even when they’ve been neglected or abandoned, as well as the ethical challenges they represent. Despite their tragic circumstances, these ‘bird objects’ still exude great personality and dignity, and paying them tribute became for Savarese a reverential mission.
Water is also one of Lynn’s favorite subjects to photograph, and to capture it, she has traveled far and wide, from the Adirondacks and Nantucket to the Maldives and the Caribbean, and from Iceland and Argentina to Louisiana’s bayous and the Hamptons.
Lynn also frequently works with not-for-profit organizations to help further their missions through strategic photography projects. As the co-founder of and photographer for The New Abolitionists Campaign, a groundbreaking project to fight human trafficking, she has received a number of awards and honors for her humanitarian work.
To see more of Lynn’s work, please visit her website at lynnsavarese.com, and her Instagram accounts at @lynnsavaresephotography and @savareseh2o.