Nathan Lyons


The unconventional work of Heinecken and others, which challenged the fine print tradition of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and what Szarkowski was calling for in his writings, began to gain traction and curatorial notice through exhibitions such as Nathan Lyons’s Persistence of Vision (1967), which was presented at George Eastman House. Persistence of Vision featured the work of Donald Blumberg, Charles Gill, Robert Heinecken, Ray K. Metzker, Jerry N. Uelsmann, and John Wood.1 Lyons, who received his BA degree from Alfred University in 1957, studied photography and exhibition design with John Wood and the two became life-long friends. ...

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