Marcus Lyon (b.1965) is a British artist. He was born and raised in rural England and studied Political Science at University. Commissioned and exhibited globally, his works are held in both private and international collections, including the Detroit Institute of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Arts Council Collection (UK) and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Washington DC. The 21st century saw his work move beyond traditional forms as he began to incorporate sound & science into his practice. He has created extensive bodies of work on dance, identity & globalisation. Outside the art world, Lyon is a determined social entrepreneur: A TED speaker, he currently serves as a Board Director of Somerset House and Leader’s Quest as well as supporting BLESMA  and Home-Start UK  as an Ambassador.


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Somos Brasil: A Human Atlas of a Nation launches at Photo London

Spring 2019 sees Somos Brasil: A Human Atlas of a Nation exhibition (May 10th to June 7th) debut in Europe as part of Photo London. The Embassy of Brazil on Trafalgar Square in central London hosts over 100 amazing Brazilians nominated for their commitment to their communities. The show profiles these extraordinary individuals through large format photographic images, taken over a 22,ooo km journey across Brazil, combined with oral histories accessed through a free smartphone app and ancestral DNA mapping to discover a greater truth behind our identities and roles in society. The exhibition is free and is open right through the Photo London week from 10.00 t0 18.00. For the rest of the run till early June it is open weekdays from 10.00 – 18.00 and Saturdays from 11.00 – 15.00. To organise a tour with the artist please email


Somos Brasil: A Human Atlas of a Nation exhibition on What We See