Janelle Lynch: Barcelona

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  • Texts and photographs by Janelle Lynch
  • Hardcover with jacket, 12.75 x 10 inches, 114 pages, 39 color illustrations, 11 black and white illustrations.
  • ISBN: 978-1-93445-68-7
  • Trade Edition: $55 | Available
  • Limited Edition: $1000 | Includes signed and numbered 16 x 20 inch inkjet print of Wall II, image on book cover. Limited to 20 copies. | Available

From 2007 to 2011, while living in Spain, Janelle Lynch explored the fallow landscape outside of Barcelona. With her 8×10-inch camera and a portrait lens, the artist photographed pylons, puddles, leaves, and litter as metaphors for themes of absence and presence, mourning and remembrance.

Following the success of Los Jardines de México (Radius Books, 2011), Barcelona continues Lynch’s long-term interest in representations of the life cycle in the landscape. Included with the five series of images that comprise this remarkable new project are writings in English and Spanish by the artist. The book begins with a personal essay about Lynch’s early relationship with nature. Woven throughout the remaining pages are text about and quotes from Charles Burchfield, Wendell Berry and Roland Barthes, whose works have been influential in Lynch’s process.


Janelle Lynch received an MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1999. Her first monograph, Los Jardines de México, was published to critical acclaim by Radius Books in 2011. Related solo exhibitions include Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City in 2011 and in 2013 at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL and Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin. Lynch teaches at the International Center of Photography, is a freelance writer and 2012-­‐2013 Fellow at The Writers’ Institute, CUNY Graduate Center, and a 2013 Artist-­‐in-­‐Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. She lives in New York City.

3 Responses to “Janelle Lynch: Barcelona”

  1. […] Radius Books announces the release of Barcelona (November 2013) by photographic artist and writer Janelle Lynch. The 112-page monograph features 50 photographs, a short memoir titled “The Window,” and additional introductory texts written by Lynch. Barcelona was recently named a finalist for The Cord Prize 2013, an international contemporary art award juried by Charlotte Cotton and Diana Edkins, and has been described by LensCulture magazine as “Exquisite … fascinating.” While living in Spain from 2007-2011, Lynch explored the fallow landscape outside of Barcelona. With her 8×10 Deardorff camera and a portrait lens, she photographed traces of existence – pylons, puddles, leaves, and litter – as metaphors for absence and presence, mourning and remembrance. Five series of images are featured in Barcelona; four in color plus the artist’s first black-and-white project. They show the terrain around the Llo The credit is for the ORIGINAL SOURCE: artdaily.org (Go to Source) […]

  2. […] Barcelona (Radius Books, 2013) by photographic artist and writer Janelle Lynch (MFA 1999 Photography, Video and Related Media) explores unsown grounds outside of Barcelona evidencing the Spanish landscape’s lifecycle with visual metaphors of sorrow, tribute and remembrance. Lynch’s 112-page, five series monograph features 50 photographs, thought-provoking quotes, a memoir entitled “The Window” and additional texts authored by Lynch in English and Spanish. For more info, click here. […]

  3. […] photographer and SUNY Buffalo State artist-in-residence will sign copies of her Barcelona (Radius Books) in the Burchfield Penney's Museum Store this Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Lynch resided […]