Linda Sandow CV


Linda Sandow is a Fine Art Photographer specializing in infrared, existential/metaphorical and abstract photography. She expressed her artistic talents early, becoming an accomplished musician, playing Principal Flute with the Canadian Opera, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet. Moving on, she developed more analytically, involved with software development for traders at 2 major financial institutions. Then she turned to photography.  Her photography blends her artistic side with her technological precision. The results are photographs that capture moods and feelings, drawing the viewer into the scene, beyond what is literally there on first hand observation.


In 2017, Linda joined the Artist Roster of Soho Photo Gallery in downtown NYC.  She exhibited her series "Energies From Within" in September 2018 for her first solo show at the gallery.  She exhibited her second solo show "Portals To Understanding" in December 2019 and her third solo show "So Many Journeys" in February 2021.  She exhibited her fourth solo show "Moving To A New Space" in September 2021 as part of the gallery-wide show "Abstractions" which she also curated and designed.  Finally to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 911 she has curated, processed and printed a gallery wide show of images made by the FDNY and NYPD forces to honor out heroes.


Ms. Sandow currently lives in New York City where she photographs and exhibits in galleries throughout the Northeast US.  Linda's images have been selected for exhibition in 32 juried group exhibitions since 2006. She has received numerous international awards, the most recent being a Finalist in the PhotoLucida Critical Mass 2018 List of 200.  She has been published in magazines, developed 2 books and her images have been used for two book covers, most recently by the Carolina Academic Press.    Her work is held in private collections internationally and can be viewed on her website: and on Instagram: lindasandow99.


Linda holds a bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance from The Juilliard School and an M.B.A. in Finance from N.Y.U. Stern School of Business.


Curatorial Projects

2021 - Soho Photo Gallery - Curated, Processed and Printed a gallery-wide show (49 images) entitled "911: Our First Responder Heroes". Images made by FDNY and NYPD personnel (September 2021)

2021 - Soho Photo Gallery - Curated and Designed a gallery-wide show (85 images) entitled "Abstractions" using work from the gallery's Artist Roster Photographers (September 2021)


Solo Gallery Work

2022 - Alfa Art Gallery - Solo Exhibition of "Energies From Within" - series which explores how energy transforms the future based on the way we present ourselves (January - March 2022)

2021 - Soho Photo Gallery - Solo Exhibition of "Moving To A New Space" - series which explores the quantum leaps we take to new circumstances (September 2021). Part of the Abstractions Exhibition

2021 - Soho Photo Gallery - Solo Exhibition of "So Many Journeys" - series that explores the small and large journeys that face us throughout our lives (February 2021)

2019 - Soho Photo Gallery - Solo Exhibition of "Portals to Understandings" - series which explores how we resist and embrace new levels of understanding as we come to realize things (December 2019)

2018 - Soho Photo Gallery - Solo Exhibition of "Energies from Within" - series which explores how energy transforms the future based on the way we present ourselves (September 2018)



2019 - Black and White Spider Awards - Nominee, Professional Abstract Category

2019 - Julia Margaret Cameron International Competition - Honorable Mention (1 of 4) , Professional Abstract Category

2018 - PhotoLucida Critical Mass 2018 List of 200 - Finalist 

2018 - Julia Margaret Cameron International Competition - Runner-up, Professional Abstract Category

2017 - Black & White Spider Awards - Nominee, Fine Art Category 

2015 - Julia Margaret Cameron International Competition - 2 Honorable Mentions, Fine Art and Abstract categories

2015 - 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards - Honorable Mentions in the Abstract category

2014 – NYC4PA  International Competition– 1st Place Black & White Exhibition

2014 – NYC4PA  International Competition– 2nd Place and also Honorable Mention – Transportation-themed Exhibition

2013 - Pollux International Photography Competition – Finalist, Fine Art category

2009 - Lucie International Photography Competition – 8 Honorable Mentions


Juried Group Exhibitions


•   Umbrella Arts Gallery - Let There Be Light (And Shadow) - juried by Harvey Stein  


•   Garrison Art Center - PHOTOcentric Exhibition - juried by Francis M. Naumann  


•   Berlin Biennale Gala Awards - invited to exhibit based on Julia Margaret Cameron Competition Achievements  

•   Soho Photo Gallery - curated by Lois Youmans and Sandra Carrion

•   National Arts Club - Structure in the City - Juried by Dr. Stanley Burns.  Three images selected for exhibition, one image selected for the Exhibition Book Cover 


•   The National Arts Club – Whims of Weather – juried by Dr. Stanley Burns, Chairperson of the Photography Committee of the National Arts Club

•    New Century Artists Gallery, New York, NY – Black & White International Competition for NYC4PA – juried by Dan Burkholder

•    The Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea  - Colors


•    PhotoPlace Gallery – Middlebury, Vt. – Water: Elemental and fundamental – juried by Laura Moya

•    Site 109 for NYC4PA – Transportation –2nd Place winner and also Honorable Mention– juried by Lester Lefkowitz

•    New York University – The Decisive Moment – 5 images selected for exhibition - curated by Pam Tinnen


•    PhotoPlace Gallery – Middlebury, Vt. – Curiouser and Curiouser: Photographic Dreams and Fictions”– juried by Blue Mitchell

•    Garrison Art Center, Garrison, N.Y. – “PhotoCentric” – juried by Cig Harvey and Robin Rice

•    Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, Vt.  – “Car Culture” – juried by David Wells

•    PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vt. – “Mountains and Sea”

•    Constellation Gallery, Portland, Me. – “Art Beyond Borders”

•    NOoSPHERE Gallery – “A Fly on the Wall” Designed exhibition book in addition to having 3 images in the exhibition 

•    Grady Alexis Gallery – “Women Inspired” – juried by Andrea Arroyo


•    Center for Cuban Studies (non-juried)

•    25 CPW – “Cuba” (non-juried)


•    Durst Gallery – “New Visions”


•    Pen and Brush Gallery – “Body Image” – juried by Michele Kort

•    Manhattan Borough President Gallery – “Art of Commerce”


•    Dept. of Cultural Affairs for Hudson County, Jersey City, N.J. – “Women in their Lives”

•    Manhattan Borough President Gallery – “Manhattan Neighborhoods”


•    b.j. Spoke Gallery – juried by Erin Barnett

•    Durst Gallery – “Elegy for Eden”

•    New York Mercantile Exchange – “Sans Narrative”


•    Chrystie Street Gallery – “Inside” - juried by Charles Traub

•    Umbrella Arts – “Passions”

•    Montauk Library Gallery – “Daydreams in a Real World”



2017 - Book cover - image selected by Carolina Academic Press for one of their publications

2016 - Image selected for Exhibition Book Cover ("Structure In the City" Exhibition) at the National Arts Center, NYC

2016 - 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards Journal

2013 - Book Designer for “A Fly on the Wall”  Exhibition at NOoSPHERE Gallery

2013 - Imprints Magazine – “Urban Landscapes” – juried by Charles Traub

2008, 2006 – PWP Magazine