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Linda Connor

Lightning, Nevada
gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation

The transience of forked lightning bolts contrasts starkly with the immutability of Nevada’s mountaintops. Nature’s spiritual aspect is of vital interest to Linda Connor and is frequently the subject of her photographs. Here, she uses her large-view camera to “freeze” lightning at its most violent and elemental.