In Memoriam: Lynnly Labovitz
On August 4, 2008, NCLR lost a great friend, Lynnly Labovitz. A remarkable woman, a passionate NCLR supporter and an esteemed photographer, Lynnly documented many of our organization’s historic moments, from our annual galas to our headline-making cases. Her talent, spirit, and skill allowed us to capture the essence and impact of our work—and she made us look great while doing so. She will be deeply missed.
Lynnly’s interests as a photographer spanned everything from editorial and documentary to fine art, portraiture, and landscape. She explained that it was her vocation and avocation—in short, a compulsion and yearning to connect with the world around her. As she battled breast cancer, Lynnly exclusively devoted her craft to supporting causes, organizations, and artists which she felt were changing the world. She said, “I've always insisted that I've never been very interested in photographing subject matter that didn't have a pulse.” Indeed, she had a gift in capturing activism and art in a way that made it come alive, to humanize the abstract and make it accessible.
Lynnly demonstrated heroic courage and strength while weathering eleven years of cancer treatment. In between hospital stays and chemotherapy, she immersed herself in friendships and photography projects. She was an invaluable advisor to NCLR as we embarked on our 30th anniversary project of redesigning our website. Her insight and humor were boundless, even in the midst of such difficult times.
We ask you to join us in making a gift in Lynnly’s memory to Bay Area Young Survivors, a support and action group for women age 45 and under who are living with breast cancer.
Lynnly's Work with NCLR