Linda Foard Roberts

Current Fellow

Fellow: Awarded 2020

Field of Study: Photography

Competition: US & Canada

Website: http://lindafoardroberts.com

Linda Foard Roberts' work is deeply personal, rooted in memory, family and local histories, combined with philosophical inquiries about life, death, and basic human rights. Using 8" x 10" and 5" x 7" cameras and preferring the imperfections of antique lenses and the history untold within them, her photographs are metaphorical and layered, intending to cross cultural and language barriers. Photographs from Roberts' current project, LAMENT, a song of sorrow for those not heard, can be seen in 2020 exhibitions at the Mint Museum: Responsibilities of Representing and W/ALLS: Defend, Divide and the Divine (organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography). Roberts' first monograph, Passage, published by Radius Books, represents a ten-year project that weaves together images and writings that explore the inevitable movement of time in life. Roberts is a recipient of a North Carolina Artist Fellowship. Collections include the Bechtler Museum, Center for Creative Photography, The Columbus Museum, Harry Ransom Center, Mint Museum, The Museum of Photographic Arts, New Orleans Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Norton Museum of Art, among others. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. Click to view photographs from LAMENT, and to learn about Roberts' monograph Passage.