Lyn McCracken is an artist, photographer, and educator. Her work is primarily documentary and includes a variety of themes: laborers, gangs in San Francisco, the Cypress Street Bridge, burnt forests, and cultural and architectural images from Cuba, Peru, and El Salvador. Lyn has taught photography in colleges, high schools, and community centers since the early 1990's. Lyn makes connections as she teaches, between the history of photography, the technology and science of photography, light and chemistry, and how people see or perceive the world. She has an ongoing interest in the role of photographic images as catalysts or indicators of social change. Lyn has received awards, grants and institutional commissions for her work. She currently teaches at The Northwest School in Seattle.