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     Linda Foard Roberts is pleased to announce that she launched her new book "Passage" at Paris Photo, November 11, 2016 at the Radius Booth. It has been a pleasure to work with David Chickey and the Radius Books staff to produce her first monograph. Please visit SOCO Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina and Sol del Rio in Guatemala City, Guatemala to inquire about her work.
     She has exhibited her work internationally from Australia to Guatemala, and throughout the United States. She began her love of photography with large format cameras at the age of fifteen. She currently uses 8" x 10", 5" x 7" and 4" x 5" cameras and prefers the imperfections of old lenses

      In the Spring of 2016 she produced an 8 foot by 8 foot installation for an environmental exhibition focused on Air with Andrea Poli's Partical Falls, and Bernard Smildes, Cloud Series. Her work was recently exhibited with Sally Mann, David Hilliard, Raymond Grubb and Carolyn DeMeritt in the exhibition Kindred at SOCO Gallery. She was recently in an exhibition with Sally Mann, Margaret Sartor, Ralph Eugene Meatyard at The North Carolina Museum of Art in the exhibition The Energy of Youth: Depicting Childhood.  She has a platinum palladium work in an exhibition titled Actual Size at Cassihaus Gallery, exploring the photographic contact print. Her series Passage was exhibited at the Robert Koch Gallery with Jerry Burchard and Debbie Flemming Caffery. This work was also exhibited with Luis Gonzalez Palma in the exhibition “Esteeming the Pearls” at The Light Factory Photographic Arts Center, and the following year at Sol del Rio in Guatemala City and as well as the following year for Photo 30.  Passage work was chosen for "Photography Now: one hundred portfolios" selected from 1300 portfolios representing 60 countries from around the world as well as chosen for Photo Lucida’s Critical Mass top 50.  Work from the series Passage was also included in an exhibition titled "Shootn' Southern; Women Photographers, Past and Present" at the Mobile Museum of Art. Photographs from this series have traveled to 34 venues through North Carolina in the exhibition "Telling Our Stories" organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art. Last year her work was exhibited at The North Carolina Museum, Close to Home Recent Acquisitions and work is on view at The Mint Museum in Charlotte. She is a recipient of a North Carolina Visual Artist Fellowship Grant with this work.  She has been a darkroom printer for over 35 years and produces her images as gelatin silver and pigment prints on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper.

      Other series of work were included in the exhibition "Mirror Image" at the North Carolina Museum of Art.. "Father's Day" from her series "Belonging"s was awarded second place for the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Fine Art and was exhibited in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Palais de Glace.   

     Her work is in the collections of The North Carolina Museum, The New Orleans Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Norton Museum, The San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, The Mint Museum of Art, Bank of America, the Harry Ransom Center, the Bechtler Collection, The Ritz-Carlton, Duke Energy, Fidelity Investments, Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Haarmann & Reimer, Germany, King & Spalding, and many private collections.

     She received a Master in Fine Arts from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Virginia Intermont College.  She lives and works in Weddington, North Carolina with her husband and two of their children, Nicole and George.

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1987-1990 Arizona State University, School of Art, Tempe, Arizona.
Masters of Fine Arts.
1985 Tasmania School of Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Independent Study.
1981-1984 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina. Scholarship student.
1979-1982 Virginia Intermont College, Bristol Virginia. Bachelors of Arts Degree in Photography. Honor Roll.