Connor received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 1967 from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1969 she acquired her Masters degree in photography from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology. She was a professor of photography from 1969-1999 in the Photography Department at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has appeared in countless exhibitions throughout the United States and the world. Prominent museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles include her works in their permanent collections.