MARCUS LYON (b.1965) Lyon’s works and books are held in numerous private and international collections including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, 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.


News Update


Autumn 2017 welcomed the first cycle of the Somos Brasil exhibition traveling outside Brazil with a major show of the entire project in China. The Pingyao International Photography Festival saw over 10,000 people from all across the globe visit the exhibition in its opening week. In early 2018 the show will travel onto Australia and Switzerland. In related news Lyon and designer Jim Sutherland of award winning StudioSutherl& hosted the final ‘Partners Partners’ talk at Britain’s premier design agency The Partners to celebrate the D&AD Yellow pencil winning project & book with an audience of top creative talent from across all their sister agencies in London.

In other news, Lyon was invited to consign and sell recent work, EXODUS II: Dubai to Sotheby’s inaugural sale in the UAE: Boundless.  November also sees Lyon traveling to The Netherland’s on a lecture tour with his Science/Art series Optogenome in partnership with the Dutch Photomuseum, Rotterdam & the Noorderlicht Photogallery’s NUCLEUS, Imagining Science exhibition in Groningen.

Finally, signed copies of the Somos Brasil book are now available in Europe, Africa, Asia, & North America from the Glassworks Gallery on ISBN 978-85-61921-06-4.


Diesel Factory, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi Province, Pingyao, China.