Robert Lyons is an American artist and educator
Episode 295: We are back after our first break in two years with an excellent conversation with artist and educator Robert Lyons.
From Intimate Enemy
Robert’s work has seen him through fascinating moments in history. Not quite photojournalism or documentary photography, the result is lyrical and hints at more pressing matters in America, Africa, and Berlin. It is deceptive and the gravity of its implication is held just at the edge of interpretation, offering the viewer a moment of projection between the notion of what is known and what is received through the work.
Robert has had a fascinating career, having lived in Germany and working at the noted Ostkreuz School of Photography while also making work around the continent of Africa in challenging locations such as Rwanda. Robert is also the fountainhead who, along with Mary Frey and others, developed the now incredibly important low-residency program for photography at the University of Hartford. This program has produced many leading contemporary talents in the field.
From One Eye Crying
Please tune into this episode. Robert was an absolute charm to speak with, and his in-depth and passionate knowledge about photography should not go unheard. If you are unfamiliar with Hartford, please check out their program and alumni.