Lucinda Bunnen
Lucinda Weil Bunnen (born 1930 in Katonah, New York) is a photographer, artist, and philanthropist.  Bunnen attended the Atlanta College of Art's first photography class when she was forty years old, embarking on a career that has endured for more than fifty years.  She has been an activist, both with her own photography, which has been featured in fifty solo exhibitions and more than one hundred juried and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and also in her support of photography as an art form.  She co-founded Atlanta Photography Gallery and Nexus Photography Cooperative.  Along with her late husband, Dr. Robert Bunnen, Lucinda created the LUBO Fund to support many community-based initiatives as well as the photography community of the southeast.  She was instrumental in building the High Museum of Art's photography collection - the museum's gallery is named in her honor.

Among her accolades, Bunnen was the recipient of the 2014 Nexus Award by the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the 2015 Academy of Women Achievers Award by the YWCA, and the 2019 State of Georgia Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities.  In 2018, Bunnen, along with her children - Belinda Reusch, Robb Bunnen, Melissa Jernigan - were honored by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia for their commitment and support of the arts.  She is the author of several books of photography and her work appears in several photography anthologies.  Bunnen's work has been recognized internationally and her photographs can be found in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia; Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta; and Morris Museum of Art, Augusta.

In 2019, Switch Modern was honored to present From Nuns to Now: A Photographer's Selection, an exhibition of Bunnen's photographs from the early 1970s through the present.  Bunnen gave a series of insightful and remarkable talks about her work at several events during the exhibition.  A global citizen, Bunnen has taken her camera and her heart all across the world and brought back "visual dispatches" that shine a light on the dignity of our shared human experience.  She lives in Atlanta and continues to make photographs every day.

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