Lindsay McCrum is a California-based fine art photographer. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Yale University and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Trained as a painter in oils, McCrum applies the classical conventions of that training — light, form, gesture, and posture — to cultural photographs of our times. For over a decade, she has created work that explores issues of self-image, gender, and popular culture.

McCrum’s work has been shown nationally and internationally and was included in the ‘Polaroid Project: Intersection of Art and Technology’ exhibition at the Museum Fur Kunst und Gerwerbe in Hamburg, Germany and the MIT Museum in Boston. She’s had solo exhibitions at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco, Photo Is:Rael in Tel Aviv, and the Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta. McCrum’s photographs have been included in group shows at the Ross Art Museum, Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum, Art Miami, Zona Maco (Mexico City), AIPAD (NYC, Miami), and Galerie Schuster in Berlin.

At Yale University, McCrum was named a scholar of the house and was awarded the Ethel Walker Art Prize and the Wm DeVane Scholar of the House prize. She’s held residencies at the Yale School of Art Norfolk and VCCA.

Her photographs have been featured in the following books: “The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology.” Edited by William A. Ewing, Thames & Hudson. 2017, “A Thousand Hounds” Edited by Raymond Merritt, Taschen Books, 2017 and “Full of Grace: A

Journey Through the History of Childhood,” by Raymond Merritt, Power House Books, 2017.

 

McCrum’s first photography book, ‘Chicks with Guns’ (Vendome Press) is a powerful cultural portrait of women gun owners in America. For three years, McCrum traveled across the US photographing women and their firearms. The book defies stereotypes often associated with the popular culture of both guns and women. Like the 15-20 million women gun owners in this country, the women in ‘Chicks with Guns’ (their portraits are accompanied by their own words), reside in all regions of the country, come from all levels of society and participate seriously in diverse shooting activities. McCrum neither glorifies nor vilifies her subjects but finds an elusive diversity. In this era of both #MeToo and pervasive gun violence in the United States, Lindsay McCrum created a timely series of unexpected and beautiful portraits that shed light on who we are in America today.

Her book and work have been reviewed and featured in US publications and media such as TIME Magazine, The New York Times, NPR, Wired.com, NPR’s All Things Considered, TIME Lightbox, Los Angeles Times, Juxtapoz, T Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Today.com, W

Magazine, and Huffington Post.

Internationally, McCrum’s work has been featured in MUSEE Magazine, BBC (UK and Spain) Tagesspiegel, (Stern.de,) Stern/VIEW Magazine (Germany), France 24, Elle magazine (Netherlands) and El Mundo (Spain).

Lindsay McCrum is represented by Modernism Gallery in San Francisco.

BIO

Lindsay McCrum is a California-based fine art photographer. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Trained as a painter in oils, she switched exclusively to portrait photography in 2003. For close to two decades, she has created work that explore issues of self-image, gender and popular culture. Her photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the U.S. and Europe. Her book and work have been reviewed and featured in US publications and media such as TIME Magazine, The New York Times, NPR, Wired.com, NPR’s All Things Considered, Los Angeles Times, Juxtapoz, Today.com, W Magazine, and the Huffington Post.

Lindsay McCrum is represented by Modernism Gallery in San Francisco.