October 4, 2001 - October 27, 2012
Nathan Lyons is a truly ground-breaking photographer who has exerted a profound effect on the field of photography for more than 40 years. He is a pioneering curator, educator, author, and arts administrator. He is the founder and director of the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, was the first chairman of the Society for Photographic Education (1963), and served as Associate Director and Curator of Photography at George Eastman House during the 1960′s. He was a founding trustee of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and served as chair from 1976 to 1993, received several honors from NEA, was visiting professor at MIT, is a member of the George Eastman House acquisitions committee and holds an honorary doctorate in fine arts from Corcoran School of Art. Last year, his second brilliant book, Riding 1st Class on the Titanic!, was published and he received the ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement.