The Foundation represents all the extra curricula functions of the studio

Master Classes

The studios hold annual summer Master Classes for defined groups of 5 to 10 people. These are carefully crafted courses that bring in many highly respected creatives to give unrestricted access to the processes and production of the highest quality photographic imagery. To apply for a place on the next available class please mail with a CV, 6 images and a précis of the skills you would like to master.


Marcus regularly delivers speeches and presentations about the photographic process and his art. He is available to create bespoke talks for audiences as large as 200+ as well as tailor-made day seminars for both the professional and corporate sectors. Please mail for more information.

Art Loans / Donations

To organise a loan or donation of any of the artworks please contact specifying the request and timings of the exhibition or auction.


The studio runs annual internship programs. They can be from a few days to a month. If you are interested in applying for an internship please send a CV and 6 images to

Annual Award

In support of the next generation of photographers the Lyon Foundation awards an annual grant to an art school graduate in their first year after college or a young photographer whom is working on a major project. The grant will be awarded to help fund a significant body of work. To apply mail with a CV, outline of the project and 6 images between April 1st and May 1st every year. The award will be made by May 31st each year.

2012 Award winner Paul Cochrane

2013 Award winner Lydia Goldblatt

2014 Award winner Nicki Drab

2015 Award Nick Danziger