Robert Lyons lives and works in Berlin, Germany and New York State. He has taught extensively in the USA and Europe at various institutions including: Emily Carr College of Art & Design, University of Washington, Photographic Center Northwest, International Center of Photography, and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. He received a M.F.A. from Yale University in 1979. Lyons has received numerous awards for his work including: NEA Survey Grant, Ford Foundation Grants, and most recently a MacDowell Residency 2009. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe and is represented in numerous permanent collections including: The Metropolitan Museum, Seattle Art Museum and the University of Washington – Henry Art Gallery, Microsoft Corporation, Hallmark Collection of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum, and Beth Hatefutsoth Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Robert Lyons currently directs the HAS International Limited-Residency MFA Photography Program at the University of Hartford. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin.
His published books include: Egyptian Time, Doubleday -1992, Another Africa, Bantam Dell Doubleday – 1998, The Company of Another, – Galerie Michael Schultz Berlin -2003, and Intimate Enemy: Voices and Images from the Rwandan Genocide-Zone Books 2006. His website is here.