Renee Lynn is an American photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Renee grew up surrounded by artists in the vibrant art scene of Greenwich Village in the 1960’s, an environment that shaped her voice as a visual artist. At 10 years old, with a Brownie camera in hand, she began exploring her world.
In 1980 Renee completed her studies in commercial photography at U.C. Berkeley. She began her career working as a photojournalist before she found her passion as a stock photographer specializing in nature and animal imagery. During this time, Renee was represented by Getty Images, Corbis Images and Photo Researchers. She co-authored the Nature column for Popular Photography and was personally featured in Photo District News and on the Discovery Channel. Her publication credits include National Geographic, Time, and National Wildlife Federation. Renee received BBC Wildlife Photography of the Year awards in addition to the Addy award for a DDB Volkswagen ad campaign. Her animal imagery was used for advertising by Apple, Exxon, Jaguar and Discovery Channel. Reaching out to others and supporting their professional development, she founded the NPPA Women in Photojournalism Conference and Women in Nature Photography Conference.
In 1996 Renee once again moved to a community with one of the liveliest art scenes in America: Santa Fe, New Mexico. It proved to be a place where she could study and practice the arts surrounded by creative talent and inspiration. Here, she expanded her photographic endeavors to explore the visual language of abstract expressionism. Through imaginative fields of color, line and form she now invites you to experience photography in an unexpected way.