Lynn Stern (born 1942) is a North American photographer based in New York City. She creates black and white photographs highlighting natural light. She began to pursue photography as a career in the late 1970s.
Born Lynn Gimbel Solinger in New York City, Stern is the daughter of Hope Alva Gimbel and David Solinger. Her mother was the daughter of Bernard Gimbel and her father was an attorney and the president of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The collection of abstract expressionist painting and sculpture assembled by her father influenced Lynn Stern’s aesthetic sensibility. She graduated with honors from Smith College, where she majored in English and minored in music. Hoping to become a film editor, she apprenticed briefly at Ross-Gaffney Films, then married architect Robert A.M. Stern and worked as his photographic archivist. She became interested in photographic composition while assisting his in-house photographer, Edmund Stoecklein.