Selected Works

Lynn Goldsmith was born in 1948  in Detroit, Michigan.

Goldsmith is best known for her celebrity portrait photographs, and considered to be one of the first female rock and roll photographers.

Lynn’s photographs have appeared on the covers and in publications in many countries for the past 50 years. She has done over 100 album covers. In addition to her editorial work, Goldsmith has also focused on fine art photography with conceptual images.

Lynn considers herself a self-taught artist and entrepreneur. Others have considered her to be a pioneer in numerous areas of the arts as well as in business.  She was the founder of the first photo agency which focused on celebrity portraiture, representing the work of over two hundred worldwide photographers. Established in 1976, when news photography was what photo agencies focused on, Lynn seemed to know before others that the magazine appetite would change from world events to coverage of the biggest names in movies and music.

Her photographs are in the collections of The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art and The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography among other museums.