Marcus Lyon

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Marcus Lyon

(1965-08-22) August 22, 1965 (age 56)
Exeter, England, UK
NationalityBritish
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Occupation
  • Artist
  • Photographer
Known forPhotography, Art, Human Atlas
Spouse(s)Bel Lyon
ChildrenFlorence Lyon, Arthur Lyon
Websitewww.ahumanatlas.com www.marcuslyon.com

Marcus Lyon (born 22 August 1965) is a London based artist and photographer known for his portraiture and landscape work. Lyon is known for his research based self-published art books and exhibitions from the Human Atlas series.

His works and publications are held in both private and international collections, including the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum,[1] the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Menil Collection and the Arts Council of Great Britain.[2]

Life & Work

Lyon was born in Exeter, UK. His father was an industrialist and his mother a writer. He received his first camera at the age of 13 as a gift. He was raised in rural England in Amberley, West Sussex. His early years were much influenced by time spent observing the artistic community built by Alan Caiger-Smith at the Aldermaston Pottery.

After studying Political Science at Leeds University founded the Glassworks Studio as an atelier and production house for his commissioned and personal work. As a portrait artist, Lyon has photographed a diverse range of public figures from Queen Elizabeth II, four British Prime Ministers, actor Bill Nighy [3] and film director Fernando Meirelles [4].

His early work was much influenced by commissioned work for Amnesty International in Guatemala and subsequent projects with Non-Profits working with street children across South America, Africa and Asia.

His focus on social impact photography led to leadership roles at the International Children’s Trust and the Consortium for Street Children [5] where he led turn-around work to refocus the organisations. He has also served as a board director of the Somerset House Trust [6] and Leader's Quest [7]

After the millennium he turned his attention to his artwork and produced bodies of work on globalisation and science, such as: the BRIC’s, Exodus [8], Timeout [9], Intersection [10], Optogenome and Fuel series.

In 2014 Lyon has founded the Human Atlas initiative [11]: a body of work bringing science and art together through images, sound and DNA. In this work his studio creates books and exhibitions that study nominated groups of social change agents in specified geographies through the lens of portraits, app-based image-activated soundscapes and ancestral DNA maps. To date, the team has created projects on Brazil [12], Germany [13] and Detroit [14].

Publications

  • Lyon, Marcus (2000). Tuna[15] : London, UK: LYON. [16]
  • Lyon, Marcus (2006). Flowers [17] : London, UK: LYON.
  • Lyon, Marcus (2016). Somos Brasil – A Human Atlas of a Nation[18] : São Paulo, Brazil: Editora Madalena & ImageMagica. ISBN 978-85-61921-06-4. [19]
  • Lyon, Marcus (2018). WE: deutschland – A Human Atlas [20] : London, UK: LYON. ISBN 978-15-2722-79-03
  • Lyon, Marcus (2020). i.Detroit – A Human Atlas of an American City [21] : London, UK: LYON. ISBN 978-19-1636-68-00

Selected Exhibitions

  • 1992 - Image 90’s: Arts Council Commission, Royal National Theatre, UK
  • 1996 - Agfa Photographer of the Year: Tom Blau Gallery, UK
  • 1996 - Archivo Contemporaneo: Florence, Italy
  • 1998 - Street Children of Latin America: Anglo Mexican Institute – México
  • 1999 - Niños: Fundación Guayasamín, Quito, Ecuador
  • 2002 - Streetlife: Association Gallery, UK
  • 2008 - BRICs: Dinaburg Arts, New York, USA
  • 2010 - BRICs: Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • 2010 - After the Headlines: Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London, UK
  • 2011 - Exodus: Gallery 1508, Westminster, London, UK
  • 2012 - The Paralympics: The Olympic Hospital, Homerton Health Trust, London, UK
  • 2012 - BRICs & Exodus: Inception Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2013 - Landmark: The Fields of Photography – Somerset House, London, UK
  • 2013 - Exodus: Galeria Tempo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2013 - Exodus: Spiridonov House, Moscow, Russia
  • 2013 - Stadia: PhotoVisa, Krasnodar, Russia
  • 2013 - Photo 51: Inigo Rooms, King’s College, London, UK
  • 2014 - Stadia: Rosizo Museum, Moscow, Russia
  • 2014 - BRICs: Festival de la Luz, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2015 - Exodus: SP.Arte: São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2016 - Exodus: FotoIstanbul, Turkey
  • 2016 - Exodus: Pingyao, China
  • 2016 - Exodus: Shenyang Industry Museum, Liaoning, China
  • 2017 - Optogenome: Nucleus, Noorderlicht, NL
  • 2017 - Somos Brasil [22] : CBB, São Paulo, Brazil

File:SOMOS BRASIL EXHIBITION.jpg|thumb|Somos Brasil Exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil, 2017

  • 2017 - Somos Brasil [23] : Pingyao, China

File:Somos Brasil Exhibition in China.jpg|thumb|Somos Brasil Exhibition in Pingyao, China, 2017

  • 2018 - Somos Brasil, Royal Botanical Gardens [24] : Sydney, Australia
  • 2019 - Embassy of Brazil [25] : London, United Kingdom

Selected Awards

  • 1990 - B&H Gold Award
  • 1996 - Agfa Photographer of the year
  • 2001 – D&AD Graphite Pencil / Editorial & Books / Book Covers for ‘Tuna’ book[26]
  • 2001 – D&AD Wood Pencil / Graphic Design / Self-Promotional Items for ‘Tuna’ book[27]
  • 2010 - AOP Award for ‘BRICs’ project
  • 2017 – D&AD Yellow Pencil / Book Design / Culture, Art & Design Books Visualisation for ‘Somos Brasil’ book[28]
  • 2017 – D&AD Graphite Pencil / Graphic Design / Integrated Graphics for ‘Somos Brasil’ book[29]
  • 2017 – D&AD Graphite Pencil / Graphic Design / Data Visualisation for ‘Somos Brasil’ book[30]
  • 2019 - British Book Awards - Best Self-published Book for ‘WE: deutschland’ book[31]
  • 2021 – D&AD Wood Pencil / Graphic Design / Integrated for ‘i.Detroit’ book[32]
  • 2021 – Design Week Awards – Editorial Design / Social Design for ‘i.Detroit’ book[33]

References

  1. "Collections: Annual Report 2016". National Air and Space Museum. Major acquisitions in FY 2016 included ... a series of photographs by the photographic artist Marcus Lyon.
  2. "Marcus Lyon". Arts Council Collection.
  3. https://www.productionparadise.com/spotlight/portraiture-and-celebrity-photography-407/glassworks-13105.html#photo PORTRAITURE & CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHY OCT 2010: LONDON: GLASSWORKS. Accessed 29 June 2021
  4. https://blogdojuanesteves.tumblr.com/post/158157203981/somos-brasil-marcus-lyon SOMOS BRASIL >MARCUS LYON. Accessed 29 June 2021
  5. https://www.eenet.org.uk/resources/docs_nondb/State_of_the_Worlds_Street_Children_Research_final_PDF_online.pdf State of the World's Street Children Research. Accessed 29 June 2021
  6. https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/our-team OUR TEAM - CREATIVE AMBASSADORS. Accessed 29 June 2021.
  7. https://leadersquest.org/who-we-are/people/marcus-lyon Marcus Lyon UK Foundation Trustee. Accessed 29 June 2021
  8. https://www.wired.com/2015/01/marcus-lyon-exodus/ Strange Visions of the Hyper-Congested Megacities of the Future Accessed 22 June 2021
  9. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-15/british-photographer-marcus-lyon-s-timeout-series-imagines-what-unchecked-global-development-might-look-like British Photographer Marcus Lyon Timeout Series Imagines What Unchecked Global Development Might Look Like. Accessed 22 June 2021
  10. Marcus Lyon An idea leader Accessed 24 June 2021
  11. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/photography/change-makers-detroit-us-photos-b1564400.html After publishing books about Brazil and Germany, photographer Marcus Lyon launched 
his new Human Atlas project about the US city. Accessed 29 June 2021
  12. https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/brasil-36945257 Projeto com retratos e DNA de 104 brasileiros que tenta desvendar 'força' de identidade nacional. Accessed 29 June 2021
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDZj8d-rEgg WE: deutschland by Marcus Lyon. Accessed 29 June 2021
  14. https://eu.freep.com/story/entertainment/arts/2020/10/12/human-atlas-project-art-map-100-people-detroit/5935298002/ Telling the story of Detroit through 100 stunning portraits of people making a difference. Accessed 29 June 2021
  15. Marcus Lyon's Photography Book – Tuna. Accessed 22 June 2021
  16. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1041118135 Tuna
  17. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1041114655 Flowers
  18. https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2016/jul/29/unravelling-brazils-diverse-dna Unravelling Brazil's diverse DNA. Accessed 22 June 2021
  19. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/974400829 Somos Brasil
  20. http://studio-sutherland.co.uk/projects/we-deutschland.php We: deutschland. Accessed 22 June 2021
  21. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/15/us/detroit-human-atlas-marcus-lyon-iyw-trnd/index.html British artist creates a 'human atlas' of Detroit to tell 100 stories of the city's unsung heroes. Accessed 17 June 2021
  22. https://guia.folha.uol.com.br/exposicoes/espacos-culturais/somos-brasil-centro-brasileiro-britanico-pinheiros-2831381100.shtml Somos Brasil Centro Brasileiro Britânico Pinheiros. Accessed 10 June 2021
  23. http://portuguese.xinhuanet.com/2017-09/19/c_136621470.htm Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Pingyao destaca obra Somos Brasil. Accessed 10 June 2021
  24. https://www.headon.com.au/exhibitions/somos-brasil Marcus Lyon Featured Exhibition. Accessed 10 June 2021
  25. https://spectrumphoto.co.uk/somos-brasil-by-marcus-lyon Somos Brasil by Marcus Lyon. Accessed 10 June 2021
  26. D&AD Graphite Pencil for Tuna. Accessed 22 June 2021
  27. D&AD Wood Pencil for Tuna. Accessed 22 June 2021
  28. D&AD Yellow Pencil for Somos Brasil. Accessed 22 June 2021
  29. D&AD Graphite Pencil for Somos Brasil. Accessed 22 June 2021
  30. D&AD Graphite Pencil for Somos Brasil book. Accessed 22 June 2021
  31. British Book Awards. Accessed 15 June 2021
  32. D&AD Wood Pencil for i.Detroit Accessed 24 June 2021
  33. Design Week Awards Accessed 24 June 2021

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