Photographer Robert Lyons' recent series, One Eye Crying, features color photographs of Northampton, Massachusetts, a location of art historical and personal significance for the artist. The portraits and landscapes of this American town feel at once familiar and exotic when viewed through Lyons' lens. A quiet sense discovery resonates throughout the series.
Robert Lyons received his BA in Photography form Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and his MFA from Yale University. Lyons’ work has been shown internationally for 40 years, including exhibitions at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA), Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO), Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, WA), and the Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA). He is a recipient of the Ford Foundation Fellowship and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has published several books, including Who Decides?, Intimate Enemy: Images and Voices of the Rwandan Genocide, Another Africa, and Egyptian Time. Among the permanent collections in which he is included are the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA) and Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, WA).