MARCUS LYON (b.1965) Lyon’s works and books are held in numerous private and international collections including the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Arts Council Collection of Great Britain.  Born and raised in rural Britain, he read Political Science at Leeds University and Leadership at Harvard Business School. Outside of the art world Lyon is a determined social entrepreneur and an active public speaker on art, photography and development. He currently serves as a Board Director of Somerset House and Leader’s Quest as well as supporting The Consortium for Street Children, BLESMA  and Home-Start UK  as an Ambassador.


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Early 2016 has seen Lyon’s practice grow significantly, both in the UK and abroad. He has created 2 new works for the Rambert Series in conjunction with London’s premier contemporary dance company, has had 4 of his Exodus series acquired by the world’s largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, and is publishing a major new work in Brazil as both a book and exhibition.

In the public realm he delivered a TED talk about the Somos Brasil project, a search for a deeper understanding of Brazilian identity through a series of photographic portraits enhanced with personal sound testimonies and ancestral DNA. This ground-breaking project has moved on at pace, with the final book, designed by Jim Sutherland & Alice Tosey of Studio Sutherl&, on press in August at world reknown art printers IPSIS Grafica in São Paulo. Lyon has also created an image activated app, produced by Matt Hill with Calvium  in Bristol, UK. In addition the final ancestoral DNA analysis of all the nominated subjects has been supplied by Family Tree DNA lab in Houston, Texas. The book of all 104 portraits will be ready to ship in September, published by Estudio Madelena, Brazil’s premier photographic publishing house in conjunction with award-winning production house ImageMagica. ISBN 978-85-61921-06-4 To order in the UK please mail:

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Anthony Lawrence da Rocha Azevedo – SOMOS BRASIL  (2016)

Somos Brasil is a multimedia exhibition and book. The project explores the diversity of Brazilian identity at …