Nathan Lyons

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Nathan Lyons
Born 1930
Nationality American
Known for photography
Awards Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement

Nathan Lyons (born 1930) is an American photographer, curator and educator. He has exhibited his photographs since 1956; his works are in many collections.[1] He was curator of photography and an associate director at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York,[2] and in 1969 founded the independent Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester.[3] He started the Society for Photographic Education, and was its first chairman.[1] In May 2000 he received the Infinity Award of the International Center of Photography for lifetime achievement in photography.[4][5]


Lyons has published several books of photographs, including:

  • Notations in passing. [Cambridge, Massachusetts]: MIT Press, [1974]
  • Riding 1st class on the Titanic!. Andover, Massachusetts: Addison Gallery of American Art; Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999
  • After 9/11: photographs. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Art Gallery, 2003


  1. ^ a b Nathan Lyons. ARTISANworks. Accessed May 2014.
  2. ^ Indepth Arts News: "Nathan Lyons: A Survey, 1957-2000". World Wide Arts Resources Corporation. Accessed May 2014.
  3. ^ Nathan Lyons: Selected Essays, Lectures, and Interviews; Edited by Jessica S. McDonald. University of Texas Press. Accessed May 2014.
  4. ^ Riding First Class on the Titanic!: Photographs by Nathan Lyons; International Center of Photography, April 15 – June 18, 2000. International Center of Photography. Accessed May 2014.
  5. ^ After 9/11: Photographs by Nathan Lyons. Yale University Press. Accessed May 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Jessica S. McDonald (ed.) (2012). Nathan Lyons: Selected Essays, Lectures, and Interviews. Austin: University of Texas Press