About Lynn Amarnick

Lynn Amarnick, a Philadelphia-based artist and commercial photographer, creates images that get to her subjects' emotional core. She realizes that in order to create an engaging photo, it is necessary to make her subjects feel comfortable. Her photojournalistic style, and her ability to capture authentic, candid shots, allows her to document moments that clients will save, and pass on forever.

Each year, Lynn takes a break from her commercial schedule to volunteer as the event photographer for the annual holiday carnival sponsored by Rubye's Kids, a non-profit organization committed to providing under-privileged children with holiday gifts and joy.

If you have an interest in contacting Lynn, please click here to send her a message.

Artist's Statement

I have two paths. When I'm out in the street, with camera in hand, I never know what I'm going to respond to.

But then there's the other path... my camera has got to follow my heart, and my heart tends to be most attracted to those magical sparks that people only display when they're in their most comfortable environment. The exhilarating thing is that if I'm really aware, I'll be lucky enough to catch a tiny spark or two before they all too quickly disappear. Do any of us really know the "other"? That is what I'm working for!

Exhibitions

2007

ACX Juried Show at Schuylkill Gallery — Philadelphia, PA (Honorable Mention)

The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Juried Photography Exhibition — Philadelphia, PA

Black and White, Women All Over, Exhibition Show Joshua's Café — Jenkintown, PA

15th Annual Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition Juried Show — New Hope, PA

2006

Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show — Abington, PA (Honorable Mention)

Artist Cultural Exchange Juried Show, Salon Des Amis Gallery — Malvern, PA (Juried Award)

14th Annual Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition Juried Show — New Hope, PA

Artist Cultural Exchange Juried Show at Cosmopolitan Club — Philadelphia, PA (1st Prize)

66th Annual Members Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center — Cheltenham, PA

2005

ACX Juried Show at Montgomery County Community College — Blue Bell, PA

Frame Shop Juried Show — Elkins Park, PA (Juried Award)

Artist Cultural Exchange Juried Show at Congregation Beth Or Gallery — pringhouse, PA (First Place Merit Award)

Woodmere Art Museum Member Show — Philadelphia, PA

Artsbridge at Prallsville Mill (Juried Show)

2004

Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show — Abington, PA

ACX Juried Show at Elkins Park Library — Elkins Park, PA

Artist Cultural Exchange Juried Show at Cheltenham Center — Cheltenham, PA (Best of Show)

Woodmere Art Museum 64th Annual Juried Show — Philadelphia, PA

ACX Juried Show at Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Science — Long Beach Island, NJ

12th Annual Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition Juried Show — New Hope, PA

Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity Juried Show at Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College — Philadelphia, PA

Through Seasoned Eyes Juried Show, Sedgwick Cultural Center — Philadelphia, PA

2003

Abington Art Center Annual Juried Exhibition — Abington, PA

ACX Members Exhibit at Allen's Lane Art Center — Philadelphia, PA

Artists Equity Exhibition Juried Show, Cheltenham Art Center — Cheltenham, PA

Abington Art Center/Philadelphia Foundation Art Exhibition Juried Show — Philadelphia, PA

Wayne National Spring Open Juried Exhibition — Wayne, PA (Juror's Choice Award)

11th Annual Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition Juried Show — New Hope, PA

2002

ACX Cheltenham Art Center Juried Show — Cheltenham, PA

Brownstone at Sunrise Exhibition — Abington, PA

ACX at Gratz College (Juried Show)

Abington Art Center Exhibition, Abington Bank — Fort Washington, PA

PHOTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION

Photoshop For Photographers (University of the Arts, Brian Butler) — Philadelphia, PA 2007

Photoshop For Photographers (Bill Kelly) — Abington, PA 2007

Photographing Children (Cheryl Jacobs) — Huntingdon Valley, PA 2006

Creative Process Black & White (Bill Kelly) — Abington, PA 2006

Creative Process (Bill Kelly) — Abington, PA 2005

Advanced Black & White Photography, Abington Art Center (Bill Kelly) — Abington, PA 2005

Holga Camera (A. Stalek) — Philadelphia, PA 2004

Advanced Black & White Photography, Abington Art Center (Bill Kelly) — Abington, PA 2004

Alternative Printmaking (A. Stalek) — Philadelphia, PA 2003

Interpretive Portrait, International Center of Photography (Andrea Modica) — New York, NY 2003

Van Dyke Process, (A. Stalek) — Philadelphia, PA 2003

Black & White Alternative Process (Bill Kelly) — Abington, PA 2003

Photoshop Techniques (Bill Kelly) (ongoing) — Abington, PA 2003

Portrait Photography and Studio Lighting (V. Hartman) — Philadelphia, PA 2002

Philadelphia Shoot (W. Manning) — Philadelphia, PA 2002

Advanced Black & White Photography Abington Art Center (Bill Kelly) — Abington, PA 2002

Flower Photograph, Morris Arboretum — Philadelphia, PA 2002

Travel Photography (Marty Malgieri) — Philadelphia, PA 2002

Style and Light, International Center of Photography (Arlene Collins) — New York, NY 2002

Black & White Darkroom (D. Tolsky) — Bryn Mawr, PA 2001

Vision and Discovery, Maine Photography Workshop, (Carrie Paterson) — Rockport, ME 2001

Black & White Photography, Abington Art Center (Bill Kelly) — Abington, PA 2000

Affiliations

Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Artist Cultural Exchange, Cheltenham, PA

Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity

Rubye's Kids - Event Photographer