John Chamberlain

An interview and exhibition in collaboration with Linda K. Alpern

We collaborated with photographer Linda K. Alpern in the presentation of her exhibition Inner Mirror, in connection with the permanent photography setting of the artist John Chamberlain. Her exhibition at Monira Foundation includes portraits of John Chamberlain among other artists she met throughout her life. In an interview with the photographer, she shared some insights on her work process and her connection to Chamberlain.


Linda portrait fragment

Linda K. Alpern 

Linda K. Alpern was born in Long Beach New York and raised in Fort Lauderdale Florida.

Her self-taught career in photography spans 25 years. She began doing photography in 1989 after moving from California to Sag Harbor, New York. There, Linda worked as a nurse for the artist Alfonso Ossorio, who lived in East Hampton. For two and half years, while caring for Alfonso, she photographed his trees ( evergreens and conifers sited by the artist himself) while she received training on the medium until she became proficient at capturing their essence. Linda states: ¨It was a natural progression for me to next approach people from different backgrounds and request to photograph them, which led to a one-woman show at the Glenn Horowitz Rare Bookstore, and subsequent exhibitions. I created a storybook of my life by taking photographs of people I knew as well as individuals I encountered in my daily activities, including nursing.¨

Alpern’s work appears in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, New York and The Parrish Museum, in Watermill, New York, where she has participated in many group shows. She has also exhibited her work at MMGallery Southampton, Tripoli Gallery Wainscott, The Church in Sag Harbor, and multiple other venues in the East End of Long Island.

Focus Artist: John Chamberlain

Project: Inner Mirror Exhibition and Interview. Portraits by Linda K. Alpern in connection with John Chamberlain.