Born in NY, 1944. Graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1967 and the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology in 1969. Connor is a professor in the Photography Department at the San Francisco Art Institute where she has taught since 1969.
One of the characteristics of Connor’s work is her own way of printmaking with an 8×10 inch negative exposed on a printing paper called P.O.P. (Printing-Out Paper). She depicted the personal things in her early work then led to things “real”: nature, ancient architecture, ruins, and the spheres outside the influence of Western culture. She made frequent visits to India, where she first photographed at end of the 1970s. She also visited Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, Turkey, Israel, and Egypt to photograph landscapes and people, once again in 8×10 camera.
Connor is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. Her work is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New York, SF Museum of Modern Art and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.