1944 Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1962-1964 University of Colorado
1964-1966 University of Minnesota
1967-1970 San Francisco Art Institute (BFA)
Summer 1974 Apprentice to Berenice Abbott
  Lynn Davis lives and works in New York
  Agfa Corporation, New Jersey
  Arnold and Porter, New York
  Avon, New York
  Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh
  Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
  Bell and Company, New York
  The Buhl Collection, New York
  The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona
  Citibank, London
  Charles Cowles Photographic Collection, New York
  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
  Fisher Landau Collection, New York
  FNAC Photography Galleries, Paris
  J. Paul Getty Museum, Santa Monica, California
  Glassman & Lorenzo, Houston
  Goldman Sachs, NewYork
  Guggenheim Museum, New York
  The Hallmark Photographic Collection, Kansas City, Missouri
  Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  International Center of Photography, New York
  Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas
  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City
  LaSalle National Bank, Chicago
  Ralph Lauren Collection, New York
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
  The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  New Orleans Museum of Art
  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
  Prudential-Bache Securities Progressive Corporation, New York
  Reader's Digest Association, Pleasantville, New York
  The Saint Louis Art Museum
  Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York
  The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2005 Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
2003 Richard Crowley Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, Hudson River Heritage
1979 Creative Artist Public Service Program Grant
2000 Residency sponsored by the Lannan Foundation to work on American project.
1999 “Indivisible” sponsored by The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. A photographic and oral history documentary about civic engagement in America. The project resulted in a book and several exhibitions.
  A documention project on the production and installation of Martin Puryear’s sculpture on the plaza of the J. Paul Getty Museum. An exhibition of these photographs was held at the museum in November 1999.
  “In Response to Place: Photographs from the Nature Conservancy’s Last Great Places” sponsored by the Nature Conservancy. A photographic survey of the High Plateau of Utah. The project resulted in a book and exhibition by the same name.
1998 “Africa” sponsored by Knopf Publishing, New York. A photographic survey of African culture and monuments. Exhibitions of these photographs were held at Edwynn Houk Gallery and the Center for Creative Photography. The book, Wonders of the African World (with text by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), was published by Knopf in 1999.